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If Christians love God with all their heart soul mind and strength Matt 2237 then they cannot love money at the same time This is the love of ultimate priority and total attachment and should not allow for a divided mind because no man can serve two masters he will love the one and hate the other Matt 624 Attachment to Jesus Christ must include a detachment from money and personal values The question is always whether you can be detached without actually being stripped of your assets The answer is no The rich man was advised to sell all his possessions and give them to the poor Matt 1921 His inability to make such a divestiture revealed his continuing attachment to his property Sapphira and Annanias were also not detached from their belongings when they conspired to hold back a portion while saying they sold everything in Acts 5 Kavanaugh Detachment from personal riches is the natural partner of attachment to Jesus Christ and requires Christians to think about Heaven in order to constantly recognize that physical possessions are tangible and really have no infinite power You should not have wealth if you want to be a dedicated Christian However then wealthy Christians can say that money is a tangible resource entrusted to us by God and we have to be his stewards Rich Christians walk a tightrope that requires good balance to maintain the priority of spiritual being over physical having The energy it takes to preserve assets and properties often robs wealthy Christians of their freedom in Christ to do all that God wants to do through them Carder Christians should realize having simple lifestyles can free us from the dangers of being owned by material possessions It can also free us for a deeper spiritual life of service There are good ways to follow this way Eat sensibly or less You save money that can be used for good in
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