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The lure of riches is great. Many, even of My Kingdom, seek its pleasures, and I do not condemn, for some are called to obtain for My will. For what is given in obedience is given for the Kingdom and My will for what is soon coming. The pursuit is of My hand if the pursuit is not first in the heart. Here My people are tested, for both the root of evil and the provision of the earth battle. Where do you bow? In the labor of your hands, the pain of your days, in the provision of your life? Where do you give homage? Too many, even of the house of My Father, it is still to the provision and less to the Provider, more to the medium of exchange and less to what blessings of the Kingdom it can be exchanged for. The legs are a means of walking, but it is the destination that is the calling. Health is of value, but if the life is long and wasted, the years, no matter how great, are of little true value. The value of your work is beyond your pay, for within that pay lies a greater ability to produce, not only to walk, but to run the race in which you are truly called. Seek first that horizon, and all else will be given besides.
Matt. 13:22 (ESV) – “The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.”
Bottom Line: Seeking wealth is a desire of most. If it is truly rooted in Kingdom purposes, wealth will not ruin us, and much Kingdom work can be funded through it, but if hoarded for our own comfort and pleasure, here lies a great danger for the believer. Examine your motivations, and let His Word work in you.