“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 ESV)

I am not sure if there is a harder command in Scripture. To be content, not clinging to money as our hope, as our future and as our security. They culture we exist in, and every culture since the dawn of man, has been obsessed with more, more for me and more than the next guy. We are told it is the only way to be happy, to store up riches, more toys equals more joys. Even in good ways, think preparing for retirement and saving for difficult days, the accumulation never ends and there is never enough.

This is a never-ending and never-fulfilling race to completion, something money can never provide. And the best among us fall prey to the pursuit every day.

Something better is in store. Hear Jesus saying to you, “I will never leave your nor forsake you.” He is your provision and he will not leave you. Money can’t stick with you but Jesus will never depart. And all of the gifts we have in Christ, justification, sanctification, the promise of the future, are ours because they belong to our Savior.

Strive to keep what you earn, but never lose the bounty you are given by Jesus for his glory! Christ has accomplished and accumulated his inheritance and given it to you to enjoy with him forever. May our present reality of salvation and the future grace we are set to experience drive us to contentment. May we stay there just like Jesus stays with us.

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