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Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand. They covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. —Micah 2:1-2
Its heads give judgment for a bribe; its priests teach for a price; its prophets practice divination for money; yet they lean on the LORD and say, “Is not the LORD in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us. —Micah 3:11
The evil nature of man does not change from generation to generation. Many of those in power take advantage of others through their positions. “They covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away; they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.” Power and wealth are what the live for. And “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (I Timothy 6:10). This love for money drives people to do evil. They “devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand.”
Government leaders are bribed by their love for money. But there are “religious” leaders whose love of money is also what drives them. Even when these religious leaders focus on money, yet they say, “Is not the LORD in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us.” These people are blinded by their lust of money. That is their motivation— the god/idol of money love. They are far from God.
Brother and sister, let us not be pulled in that direction of money love. Instead, let us use the resources He has given us as faithful stewards of our God’s goods. All is His whether we have little or much. It is not whether we have little or much that is the issue. It is whether we are faithful stewards with what we have that will be the main focus when we appear at the judgment seat of Christ—” For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (II Corinthians 5:10). So, let us be content and faithful as we serve our Lord God Almighty.
Dear Father may my love for You be top priority in my life. May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUy3yaSd9b0