Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Is Money Everything?


Money is a means to an end; without money, there will be a lot of things that we can't do. But money isn't everything and it is never an end in itself.

Without money, we will have difficulties meeting and fulfilling our needs and wants; we will have problems buying our food and clothings; we will have problems looking for shelter or a place to live, rest and keep our belongings; and we will have problems using and enjoying the various facilities and amenities.

With money, we can have a comfortable home, we can enjoy better food and clothings, and we can enjoy all the wonderful things in life.

But money isn't everything. Money will not be able to help us to live longer or to have more time to live and enjoy; money cannot help us to stay away from the various terminal diseases and painful illnesses; and money cannot buy us real happiness and contentment.

Everyone of us needs money to fulfill and satisfy our needs and wants, and to implement and realize our objectives and goals in life. Without money, we will have difficulties to survive, strive, and move forward.

But money isn't an end in itself. And we don't need to chase after money all the days of our life; there will come a time when we will have to say enough to money; we will have some other priorities in life.

The chief end of a God fearing man is always to worship God and to enjoy His blessings. What we want is a happy and healthy lifestyle, respect and honor, knowledge and wisdom, satisfaction and contentment, tender loving care, peace, prosperity, etc.

Everyone needs money but money is not the master of our life. We don't serve money as God; money is a tool to get what we want.

And so, at the end of the day, we ask ourselves what are we seeking after in life. Is it money in itself or is it what money can do for us?

Sometimes a change in emphasis can do a great job in changing our lives.

What do you think? Do you work for money or what money can buy?

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3 comments:

Judi said...

Enjoyed reading your article and I absolutely agree with you! And let's not forget that money is the root of all evil. It is easy to get caught in the trap of wanting so many things we really don't need that we forget the best thing in life are free. Just look at the beautiful country God created for our viewing.

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

Thanks, Judi.
How true. The main things in life are freedom, happiness, love, godliness, contentment, etc. Money is always a means to an end; it is never an end in itself.

simply pochi said...

me too, i really enjoyed reading your articles.
It was also said in the Bible that if you love earthly things (such as money), this love does not come from the Father. it's from the evil, from the sinful world