If money is a resource, then what is the source. Cut out the middle man.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” – Psalms 20:7
“Money money money money, money // Some people got to have it // Some people really need it //Listen to me why’all, do things, do things, do bad things with it // You want to do things, do things, do things, good things with it // Talk about cash money”
Those is the lyrics to a popular classic song by the O’Jays that spoke truth about how people feel about money.
After hearing the song one might think it’s crazy how people can let money control them. In our culture today we have a tendency to want more things, more experiences to make us feel more loved and important, and to fill the voids in our lives.
Often times, money becomes a surrogate that in life creates a false sense of security. Because the money that we strive for we only use as trade to give away for the things that we think will make us comfortable but will in time erode and be of no value. We then get stuck in a vicious cycle.
Why don’t we avoid the middle man? We all like whole sale shopping. Let’s avoid the middle man here with money and things and put our trust and faith in God. God can give us that comfort to not just meet our needs, but to surpass them. God can make us feel true love by first loving ourselves, He can bless us with the desires of our hearts if we seek Him first. One of the things that I constantly tell my church is “Why trust in money when it itself has written on it “In Gid We Trust”? Let’s get rid of the middle man and let God be God.
Jean Ward serves as pastor of East Atlanta Church.