Money talks

Money talks. Oh, I don’t mean literally, but just look at James 2:1-4

“My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” (NIV)

People show more respect for those who seemingly have money. Money talks.

Young people look up to the young fellow who has a beautiful new car. Money talks.

Store employees are more apt to drift toward the customer who is finely dressed as opposed to the poorly dressed customer. Money talks.

Church members sometimes are more receptive to those with money than the man of low estate. Money talks.

But the saddest time that money did its most damning talk was when the Bible says that Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. He went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus, our Lord. The Bible says they were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present (Luke 22:4-6). Money talks.

Satan is behind money talking even today through our thoughts, our actions, our deeds. May we ever keep our hearts right in the sight of God and man.

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