Do you work for your money or does your money work for you?
So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’ —Luke19:13 (*NOTE: A mina was about three months’ wages.)
Money is a tool, an interesting tool indeed. People will sell their souls for it. They will allow themselves to be mistreated for it. People will mistreat others for it.
Possessing money could mean the difference between you eating at the table and you serving those who eat at the table, all the while your stomach growls. Isn’t it ironic how people will despise a rich man, while simultaneously push you out of the way to shake his hand? If I could only touch the hand that touches the money, then I can go back to serving the body that has the hand that touches the money. Serving the body that has the hand that touches the money. Serving the body that has the hand that touches the money. YES! Serving the Body that has the hand that touches the money.
If I could only touch the hand, the garment, the heart—that touches, handles, has an effect on—the money, then I can go back to serving the Body, of which I am an extension, that has the Hand that touches, handles, has an effect on–the money. Ah, through the process I would maintain focus on the Body and realize that money is not the controlling factor. It is a tool, to be used to work. It is to be multiplied, to create an overflow. Service through the overflow…..now that’s what I’m talking about!