“…if riches increase, do not set your heart on them…”Psalms 62:10b (NKJV)

Over the years that I have been privileged to be a pastor, I have noticed a common trend among most people. When money increases in their hands, they set their heart on it and make it their all. They change their attitude towards the things of God and fellow Christians. They talk differently and act differently and the worst part is that they begin to see the increase as everything. When they face some issues, instead of going to God in prayers and trusting Him for a solution, they would rather try to see how they can solve the issue with money because somehow they have come to believe that their money can solve it. But at the end of the day, when they lose everything, they remember God. When the going was good, they didn’t remember God but when things changed they were reminded that God exists. Why? Because their heart was set on their money instead of God.

Beloved, you must understand that, it is a trap to set your heart on riches. You must do all you can to avoid the deception of riches because it is a terrible place to be. It is true that riches have a way of bringing you a certain kind of confidence where you think you can do anything, but the truth remains that riches is not everything. Even though money answers all things according to the scriptures in Ecclesiastes 10:19 (NKJV), there are lots of things it cannot do. First of all, it cannot give life even though it can prolong it. It might buy a house but it cannot buy a home, it can give you entertainment but it cannot give you peace. There are lots and lots of things that money can’t do for you, therefore it is important that as you journey in your Christian walk, you do not allow money to take the place of God in your life. You must be conscious of this, no matter how much you have, learn to give God his place and make money secondary. Do not become arrogant or rude to people because of riches. Be conscious of your attitude and character towards money. There is nothing wrong with possessing a lot of money but it is a problem when it begins to possess you. Therefore be careful. If you allow money to possess you, rest assured that it will eventually control you. So have that consciousness and let God in His infinite mercy be your confidence. Remember the Bible says “if riches increase, do not set your heart on them…” Psalms 62:10b (NKJV) Halleluiah!


No matter how much you have, learn to give God his place and make money secondary!


No matter how riches increase in my hand, I will never put confidence in it or treat it as my all in all because Jesus is my confidence, my refuge, and fortress. I refuse to turn to money for solutions because God indeed is my solution and my way out of any challenge in the Name of Jesus. Amen!

Categories: September 2018


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