What’s the Purpose of Money?
What is the purpose of money? You might say it is to provide security or to establish independence. Some believe it is to create power and influence. But what is God’s purpose for money? Matthew 6:11 says it is to provide our basic needs—“Give us this day our daily bread.” When the Psalmist says “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him …” Scripture suggests that God will use the supply of money or lack of it to confirm His direction for the decisions we make in our lives. The whole of Hebrews, Chapter 11, tells about building faith and vision. In Romans 12:13 “Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality,” promises that it can unite us as believers. But perhaps the most compelling purpose of money is to demonstrate who is in control of our hearts. Titus 2:14 says the mark of a true Christian is that he or she wants to do good. What is the purpose of the money in your control? Are you using it for the purpose God intended? Are you using it to create a closer relationship between yourself and Jesus? Silently think for just a moment about your relationship with the Savior. What is your purpose for using what has been entrusted to you? Is it your Savior’s, purpose too?