Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. Ecclesiastes 5:10
If I have never heard of the rich and famous committing suicide, overdosing on drugs, and dying of alcoholism, I would have truly believed money brings people happiness. However, the Bible teaches us that money will never fill the emptiness people feel in their hearts. One, and only The One can bring complete fulfillment to one’s life. People try so many things to become happy, but in the end, they are never content because God created us to have a relationship with Him to be truly happy.
It sure is pretty hard not to have much money, but God tells us over and over again not to seek the riches of this world. Yes, money definitely helps in putting food on the table, paying bills, and having a roof over your head. On the other hand, it all comes down to how much and what kind of food we want; what kind of car we want to drive; how nice of a house we want to live in; and so on. No, God does not want us to be dirt poor and not have anything, but He wants us to be humble in our wants. When the world says, “Bigger, better, richer,” God is whispering gently, “Be humble my child!” Because we can’t even imagine “the things God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
People will never have enough. They will always want more and more. Therefore, it is so important to thank The Lord for what we we do have. Comparison robs people of happiness. The more we will compare to other people’s things and wealth, the less happy we will be. When I first read Ecclesiastes 5:10, I was amazed by how true it is. I see it happening all the time with myself and with the society around. There will never be enough money, unless you learn to be thankful for what you already have. God truly blesses us in so many ways!
Him+Him Weekly Goal
Start a list of all the things you and your spouse have and keep adding on to it thought the week. They can be small, big, materialistic, and non-materialistic.