The top indicators I have found that reveal a person’s priorities are the spending of two God-given resources: time and money. You can get a fairly accurate picture of what a person deems as important in life by looking at his or her planning calendar and checkbook. Money can be used for good purposes such as providing for one’s family, preventing poverty, and relief help following disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. On the other hand, however, money can provide no satisfaction for our spiritual needs; it cannot purchase peace, love, or righteousness. It does not last, but slips through our fingers.
When you set your eyes solely on wealth, you are more likely to lose it. Money can be dangerous when you become materialistic, greedy, and self-sufficient to the point where God has no place in your world.
Serve God, not money
If we allow anything that we desire or possess to rival our love for God, it will turn our hearts away from Him. Jesus’ contrast between earthly and heavenly treasures and masters is too sharp to allow compromise: ―No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money (Luke 16:13 NIV).
Haddon Robinson puts the issue in these terms: ―Either we serve God and use money or we serve money and use God. Yet, few Christians deliberately dedicate their lives to materialism. Wealth is deceitful, Jesus told us, and its bondage is subtle. What are you thoughts?