Do not love money

In Mark 10:23, Jesus states that it is almost impossible for someone who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.  The problem is simple, they love their riches too much.  Paul said that the love of money is the root of all evil.  The reality is that the more stuff you have the more it has you.  Security is a huge need for most people.  The more stuff we have the more secure we feel.  How many times have you or I heard someone say, "If I win the lottery I will be secure."  I have even heard Christians say, "If I won the lottery I would give most of it to the church.  Deep down they love money and the so called security it brings.  Jesus points out here that it is almost impossible for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God.  Riches usually corrupt even the most purest of motives.  So how does one break out from under this?  Turn everything over to God.  Love Him with every fibre of your being.  Be willing to give up everything for Christ.  Do not love anything in this world.  Make everything you have and are available to Christ.  Turn your time, talents and resources over to the Lord, ready to be used for His glory.  Repent of your love for riches.  It is not wrong to be rich but to love riches.  Prosperity not poverty is the greatest enemy of the modern day church.  Today turn over everything to God and let Him do the impossible in your life.