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Does God need our money?

 

  Many years ago I worked at a gas station. This is back when the attendant pumped the gas, washed the windshield, and checked the oil if requested. I enjoyed the job, I got to meet a lot of people; we would have local people come and visit and get free coffee. On one occasion we were talking about religion, and an older fellow (we will call him John) made the statement that all the church wants is your money. It seems that many people believe this, but does God, the Creator of all things (Genesis chapter 1) need our money? What would He do with it?
  Money is a root of all sorts of evil (1Timothy 6:10).. oh wait, I left out a very important word- the LOVE of money is the root of all sorts of evil! Some say it is the lack of money that is the problem. We have examples of those who made bad decisions because of the love of money. First, Ananias and his wife Sapphira sold a piece of land in Acts 5:1-10. They both were struck dead because they lied, not to men, but to God (verse 4). Secondly, the young rich man in Matthew 19:16-30 asked Jesus what he must do that he might obtain eternal life. In verse 21 Christ said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasures in heaven; and come follow Me." The young man went away grieved, for he owned much property.
  God shows our heart and if whether or not the love of money keeps us from serving Him. In Matthew 16:26 it says, "For what will a man be profited if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" Acts 17:24-25. God doesn't need anything (money). Verse 25 explains that neither is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He himself gives to all life and breath, and all things. 
 
-RN

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