Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
It is so easy to focus on money. The world lives for money. Money makes the world go round. Dollars give us all the things we need and want. If you can get enough cash saved, you can live comfortably and without fear. If you choose to save and invest, you will be able to deal with rainy days.
There is nothing wrong with money. There is no sin in having money. The problem comes when we trust money. Cash has many benefits. It can get you the best medical care. Money can get you a comfortable life. Money can help you live in a place where you feel secure. There is nothing wrong with money but money is so powerful that we often begin to trust in money.
We look at money as a god. We think that money will protect and provide all of our needs. We believe that money may not buy happiness, but it buys us all that makes us happy.
God warns us about the danger of loving money. Money is never enough. Money takes wings and flies away. Trust God or else.
The truth is that you must keep your focus on the Lord Jesus and not on money. When you have everything and need nothing, you feel little need for God and His salvation. After all, you do not need rescuing at all, do you?