A Tool Not a Treasure

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21)

A lot of hyper-spiritual people get real agitated when there is talk about money. They will say all kinds of things about the evil of money and the danger of money. I think that is silly. Money makes things happen. Money puts food on the table and clothes on the back. Money provides freedom to choose and freedom to live out one’s goals and dreams in the world. But only if it remains a tool and not a treasure.

We treasure God, we treasure people, we treasure ideals, we treasure love, truth, wisdom, kindness, etc. Money is just a tool to help us build the real treasures in our lives. Money is just a tool…   not a place for our heart to dwell.