Madame Blueberry, of Veggie Tales fame, lives in a very nice tree house. She has friends and is very comfortable; however, she has a yearning to always have more stuff.
One day she receives visitors. She is informed that a new mega store is opening soon. They will have all kinds of incredible products available to her. She can replace all of her old stuff with brand new stuff.
Madame Blueberry can hardly wait for opening day….
She goes to the mega store and buys everything that she possibly can. She discovers, however, that she is still sad. Her possessions, although shiny and new, do not bring her happiness.
This week we will be talking about the “Illusion of Money.” Money is not good or bad. Acquiring wealth is not an evil thing. When we allow money to become the focus of our lives and the love of money begins to consume us, we discover its limitations.
Francis Bacon wrote, “Money is a great servant, but a bad master.” John Wooden shares: “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
This Sunday we will explore what the Bible has to say about something we manage daily: money. Please read Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 to prepare your heart for worship.
May God richly bless you today with deep, abiding joy!