Difficulty of Riches

In Mark 10:23-27, Jesus addresses a problem many have today.  Money has always been an ammoral thing.  That means it has both a good and negative effect.  For those who know how to use it and are not subject to it, money is a good thing.  To those who love it and it is part of who they are it is a bad thing.  Paul said that the love of money is the root of all evil.  Jesus addresses a problem with those who are rich.  They have a hard time entering in the Kingdom of God.  The reason is clear.  They love their riches.  They love what it can do for them and who they can buy with it.  When you have the finest things the last thing you want to think about is the fact that one day it will end.  Another problem with riches is that they become your security.  I have heard many people say over the years.  "If I could win the lottery I would be set for life.  I would have no more worries."  This statement and the meaning behind it tells us that this person is trusting in riches rather than God.  Riches and treasures on earth keep us from God.  They stand between us and God.  To truly be free of riches or money you must first realize that God is your source.  Paul says, "My God shall supply all your riches in glory."   Paul knew that God was his source.  He knew that everything belongs to God and that we are just managers of it.  When you place your trust in God to supply your needs you are opening an avenue of blessing.  You trust God and He supplies.  So today let go of your love for riches and trust God to supply.  Do not be like the rich young ruler who walk away from Jesus because he did not want to give up His riches.  Remember where your treasure is that is where your heart is.  Your promises for today are:  Josh 1:8, Psalm 1:2-3, 35:7, 84:11, 92:12, 122:6, Prov 8:21, 28:13, Isaiah 48:17, 55:11, 3 Jn 2.