A Sobering Thought

A Sobering Thought

Luke 16:10‭-‬13 GNT “Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones. If, then, you have not been faithful in handling worldly wealth, how can you be trusted with true wealth? And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what belongs to you? “No servant can be the slave of two masters; such a slave will hate one and love the other or will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”‬‬‬‬

You think God doesn’t care about what we do with our money? Think again:

Psalm 37:23 NLT “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”

God watches over and cares about every detail of our lives the Bible says. How we handle so-called small things or worldly wealth says a whole lot about us.

The passage above is sobering. It teaches us how God thinks. Meditating on it can help sober one up from drug addiction. I remember when I had a weed habit God showed me that when I spend just $5 on a small bag of weed I am supporting all the evils that are associated with the drug trade. Everything from human trafficking; to people being forced into the sex slave trade, pornography, and even murder. These evils and others are all tied to the drug trade. So whenever I gave just $1 to the dope man/woman to fulfill my lust I was not only supporting them my dollars were helping keep other wicked businesses alive and kicking as well. How many kids, young women and young men are kidnapped and forced into a life of slavery? How many people are murdered daily behind the drug trade? Now that I am a born again child of God how can I support such an evil enterprise by giving it my hard earned money?

The fruit of the Spirit is self-control. Shouldn’t I pray and beg God for His spirit to help get control over my addictions so that I may not be bloodguilty for supporting the drug trade and all the other wicked businesses associated with it? God’s greatest commandment is love, and the Bible says that love does no harm to a neighbor. Am I not harming myself and my neighbor when I use my money to buy drugs?

Romans 13:9-10 NIV “The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” [10] LOVE DOES NO HARM TO A NEIGHBOR. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

Luke 16:10‭-‬11 GNT “Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones. If, then, you have not been faithful in handling worldly wealth [money], how can you be trusted with true wealth [heaven]?”‬

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