Our money has a way of defining us and even–when we are not careful and deliberate–controlling us. And the more money we acquire in life, the more this statement is proven true. Of course, many of us quickly deny such a claim. But the Bible offers warning after warning regarding how we must handle our money and not let our money handle us.
As Job was determined to defend his integrity against his friends’ accusations against him, he made an interesting statement about his money. Read this and consider how we must find personal application in it. “If I have made gold my hope, or said to fine gold, ‘You are my confidence’; If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gained much…This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, for I would have denied God who is above” (31:24-28). Read that again. How much confidence have you placed in your money? How much are you relying on it? “He who trusts in his riches will fall” (Prov. 11:28). Please think about these things!