Fruitless Pursuit

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Today's reading: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20; 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Solomon turns his full attention to the love and pursuit of money in Ecclesiastes 5:8-20, telling us point blank in verse 10, "He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity."

There was a period of time in my life (and, yes, I was a believer) where I would have to say that my passion was about having money, and my thoughts and actions were very much consumed by it. But getting more money never brought me lasting satisfaction. Regardless of how much money I was making or how much money my husband and I had in the bank, I was constantly thinking about how I/we could get more. I didn't realize it at the time, but it was exhausting. Solomon touches on this aspect of chasing after money too, "the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep" (vs. 12). I'm not entirely sure when it happened, but I am thankful that God changed my heart with regard to money. It's still a temptation, but He continues to help me see that true and lasting satisfaction is only found in serving and living for Him.

What's your personal experience been with "loving" money? How would you describe the impact of "the love of money" to someone else? What helps you keep a balanced and proper perspective about making and having money? Tami

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Jesus told us that we can't serve both God and money. This continues to hold true.

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