Do we buy a particular home on the basis of the call of God, or because of the availability of money? Do we buy a new car because we can afford it, or because God instructed us to buy a new car? If money determines what we do or do not do, then money is our boss. If God determines what we do or do not do, then God is our boss. My money might say to me, “You have enough to buy that,” but my God might say to me, “I don’t want you to have it.” Now, who am I to obey?
—From Money, Sex and Power by Richard J. Foster, in A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People by Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck (Upper Room Books, 1990)
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Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for [God] has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
—Hebrews 13:5 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, I am humbled to hear the good news that you love me and will never let me go. Guide me this day to share this good news with those around me. Amen.
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