"Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s."
A man's invention, contrary to anything GOD ever intended upon this world. The day Adam and Eve betrayed GOD was a very dark one. Never again would light shine the way it did at the start. Man would continuously build one flawed empire after another. Watching it rise. Watching it fall. He never gets it right.
Money is an abomination to GOD. It has been said that anyone who masters money could do good with it in this world. In reality, there isn't one person who could master money. Because anyone who seeks a fortune has already been mastered by greed. And in this world, the meaning of money is the same as a number of resources. Think about it. A green piece of paper with numbers on it has no value unless its worth the same as something REAL. If there was nothing to buy with it, then that money would be worthless. So with that said. A million dollars would be the same as all the merchandise sitting in a single store. So when you think about a person who has a million dollars, you are seeing someone who suddenly deserves to have much much more than anyone else. Even though, there are millions of people in the world who have nothing at all. So it actually isn't difficult to see a rich person as someone who is an abomination to everything CHRIST stood for.
But you won't hear that being told by those who love money. And you don't have to be rich to love it. Someone I have known for a long time once made the following statement:
"Being rich isn't bad. It's what you do with your money that matters."
One who proclaims to be a Christian may use this excuse. Because Jesus had money. But they are forgetting one important factor here. Jesus was the only sinless man. He could master money. And He used it for good. Never for His own sake. After all, He lived in poverty. How many people do you know would live in poverty while having a million dollars in the bank? NOT A SINGLE ONE!! No human can walk in Jesus' shoes. You hand any person a check for a million dollars and their heart would skip a beat. We are so full of Sin that we are never above it. And we never will be as long as we live in this world. We should be striving to not depend on money at all. To truly use it for good is the same as using it to get rid of it. We should be working hard to build a life that will allow us to take emphasis off of money and put GOD on the very tall pedestal He belongs. We don't need money. We need people who are willing to use only what they need to survive in order to make way for TRUTH in the lives of everyone. Your salvation may depend on it.