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Hebrews 13:5 - Keep your lives free from the love of money

NIV Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."
KJV Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.


" content with what you have" - doesn't that sound strange in our consumer driven culture? We have created a co-dependence upon the latest model, the newest technology, or the most desired. Part of the economic crisis that we have created is based on people not buying unnecessary stuff anymore. Yet to tighten the belt economically and being free from the love of money are two different things. We can stop spending but still be consumed with our net worth. In other words, the love of money (whether we have it or not) can easily become a cheap imitation of the satisfaction that only God can give. The current economy becomes a brilliant litmus test of where our sense of well being comes from.

Today's Commentary by:

David Whitehead, Pastor, Grace NYC

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