Some people never realize that money has its limits. Now, I know you may say “hold up”, everybody needs it and nobody really turns it down, do they? And many may even quote me the scripture that it’s the “love” of money that’s the root of all evil, not the money itself. All true, but here’s what I’ve noticed. In all the talk of people trying to defend the value of money in our lives, nobody really talks about the limited value of money.
According to the bible, money is less valuable than wisdom and understanding; neither of which you can spend at Neiman Marcus nor Macy’s but stick with me.
According to Solomon, who had lots and lots of the stuff? He says that looking over his wealth he realizes that money will not protect you in times of trouble. It may actually create more troubles for you. You’d be surprised if you just did a quick search of the term money in the book of Ecclesiastics and Proverbs see what Solomon had to say about money.
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it. Ecclesiastes 7:12
This is the same man who said that money is the answer to everything. And that is probably true in more cases than not in this world. However, Solomon wrote down his observations about life in specific and just his passing observations. In his writings, it is clear that his greatest treasure was his relationship with God. He knew that it would outlast every dime that he possessed.
So as you go about your week, and work hard to get money, keep in the mind the things that money cannot buy and the eternal things that Solomon tells us is worth more than all the gold in the world.