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Money Talks

Over 50 years after releasing that iconic album “Dark Side of the Moon,” Pink Floyd can still be heard on the radio today singing about money. “Money, it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash. Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today.”
Well, that’s a great album and a good song, but bad theology. You see, money is not the root of all evil today. No, the Bible says that money is amoral. Not immoral, but amoral. That means it’s morally neutral. It’s neither good nor bad. It’s simply a tool in a person’s hands, much like a hammer. A hammer itself is neither good nor bad. But a good person can do good with a hammer, and a bad person can do bad with that same hammer.
The same is true with money. And today’s Proverb demonstrates this reality. Proverbs 10:16 says, “The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.” That’s just another way of saying a good person does good things with money, and a bad person does bad things with money.
So, money is neither good nor bad. The person using it is. And how do we know which you are? Well, your money talks. It tells everybody whether you are righteous or wicked. Your bank statement tells on you. And the same is true for me.
What would your bank statement say about you? Would it say that you are a good person or a bad person? Would it show that you use your money for holy things and in selfless ways and wisely? Or would it show that you use your money for sin or only in selfish ways or foolishly?
If the answer is holy, selfless, and wise ways, then amen! You have a good heart. Keep it up! But if the answer is sin, selfishness, and foolishness, then you have a bad heart and are in desperate need to have your heart fixed, and only God can do that. In the name of Jesus, turn to God and ask Him to fix your heart and even give you a new heart so that you can honor Him with your money.
Change begins in you!


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