A Christian and His Money

As a Christians, I believe in having a quiet time (I know some consider that old fashion).  I try to do this everyday, but I’m not always successful.  This is the key verse from today’s:

Whoever loves money never has money enough;

whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. 

This too is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

I like to make jokes about going broke, as a college student it isn’t hard to do.  Recently the jokes haven’t really been jokes.  I haven’t had a job while I’ve been in school, but I have had to pay for things.  The money in my savings account is slowly dropping.  Now it’s at a point I really didn’t want it to be at.  Just to clarify, I realize that nothing horrible is going to happen.  I’m not going to go bankrupt, the bank is going to take my truck or my dorm and I’m not going to forced to eat soup at a homeless shelter because I can’t afford meals.  I can still go home to my parents.  Here is my real question.  Does worrying about my dropping bank account mean that I love money?

“Whoever loves money never has enough” I’m afraid of going broke, and not having enough to pay for things.  Does that mean I’m in the mindset that I need more? Does that mean I’m greedy and love money?  Does that mean I’m attached to my money in a way that isn’t spiritually correct?

The little worrying part of me is saying,”I’m not quite at threat level midnight, but the time for a little bit of concern is now.  It’s definitely time to get a job.”  The other part of me is saying, “Don’t worry about the money, God will provide what you need…I would like a job, though. I like to work.”  I know the second is correct.  I know that I just have to trust God, but that lead to another thought: Is a little concern at all ok?  To me that implies a slight lack of trust in my relationship with God.  Some might say, “Well, it’s just a little?”  Ask that little boy in Holland.  A little weak point can lead to something much worse things.

So, I’m not just posting this for people as a quick laugh.  I hope maybe from reading this it helps you in some way.  And I would appreciate your input.  So, is being concerned about my finances and being afraid of going broke make me a lover of money?  Comment below, I would love to hear more experienced opinions!


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