Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Powered by 4

Powered by 4 - March 2, 2012

  • 2012 Mar 02
  • COMMENTS

 

Proper Focus

today's reading.
Ecclesiastes 5:8-20    If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them...

the blog.
"He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income" (Ecclesiastes 5:10). Boy, can I attest to the truth of this verse. As I read it I remembered a conversation I had about 20 years ago shopping with my mom.

I was in college so my husband and I didn't have a lot of money. I saw a sweater that I really liked. It was $30, but there wasn't enough money in our checking account to buy it. I said to my mom "I can't wait for the day when I'll be able to buy something I see for $30 or $40 dollars and not have to worry about whether I have the money." You see, my focus was on money and having things and I was quite confident that if I just had more money, my life would be wonderful. I was dead wrong. It was only a few years later when I graduated from law school that I could spend $40, even $100, without any worrying about money. And guess what? I wasn't satisfied at all. I wanted more. Pretty sad on my part.

So what's your attitude toward money? How do we keep our money--how much we have of it or how we're using it--from taking over and becoming our focus? Tami W.

Join the discussion on the P4 Blog
Get more on this topic with Back to the Bible

***

Powered by 4 is all about engaging God's Word and living it out--in community. So if it's encouragement you want or motivation you need, join the discussion on the P4 Blog--a place to weigh in on the daily scripture as well as share thoughts & questions. And, for a more in-depth look at the Powered by 4 readings, tune in to the daily Back to the Bible radio program with Woodrow Kroll. 

Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com