The Bible says “Masters, give unto your
servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.” Colossians 4:1 (KJV)
Now why would
the Holy Spirit speak through Paul to tell masters they ought to pay their employees as just and equal wage? It is because
He made us and He knows us. He knows our propensity to greed and selfishness.
A baseball player just signed with the
San Diego Padres for…are you ready for this? 300 Million dollars for 10 years. My Brother in Christ Pete McClosky once
remarked to a person who said, “I wish I could get paid like that!” replied, “I’d rather be the guy
who could afford to pay a person that much!” So many people think if they just had all the money they dreamed of their
problems would all be solved. Guess again!
All the money in the world will not fill the void in a person’s life.
The Bible is clear: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness,
faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:10-12 (KJV)
Please don’t miss the second part of our text: “that ye also have a Master in heaven.” He is the One we should seek to worship, not finances.
He is the One before Whom we will have to stand and give an account. It will not matter how much we loved or hoarded filthy
lucre here on this earth but what treasures we have stored up in heaven! Let’s praise the Lord for His provision and
cease to covet trouble!
Daily Chronological Bible Reading: Numbers 1-2