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Unrighteous Mammon

1 Tim 6:6-10 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Ps 7:13 He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.

The moneybag was with Judas. God gave the treasurer post to the devil to take care of devil’s biggest asset, which is the unrighteous mammon. If God blesses us with this worldly money, then He uses it to do His will. Even though it is an instrument of death, when it is used under the will of God, it fulfills the purpose intended by God. Now when we are bestowed with this instrument of death, then we have to be very careful in how to handle it. If we are covetous, then it will turn against us and it will destroy us and bring death in our life. That is why money should be handled with utmost care when we are bestowed with us. It is a blessing and a curse on its own. If we steer it according to the will of God then it will be a blessing. If we steer it according to our own will, then it is will be a curse for us. This can live with us as a friend and it can also become an enemy. Those who thinks why God did not blessed us with mammon, praise God that He did not give you an instrument that is deadly than a viper. No one will play with a deadly viper unless trained to handle it carefully. Likewise, the Creator knows the capability of one soul. Its Maker knows the purpose for one’s spirit. To fulfill His purpose in one’s life, He uses this instrument of death.

His kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36), but His kingdom is heavenly and above all kingdoms. If you want to be a kingdom child, it is always wise to seek the things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God (Col 3:1). This mammon will perish with the world. It can not enter into His kingdom. He uses it only for His purpose to be fulfilled in this earthly life. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all else will be taken care by your Father.

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