Money is a strange “thing”! I use the word “thing” this morning because I believe that in our society and culture, we have made money into a “thing”!! What happens when we make something a “thing”? It allows us to define it, use it, and proclaim it in any way we want to!! That is a dangerous move when it comes to money and finances.
Well my friends we are entering our third week of the “Balance” series. I don’t know about you but I’m feeling a little more balanced each week as we address these scriptures. Balance is a good thing and something we should continue to strive for, but as is often the case, we get comfortable with our balance.
Ecclesiastes is a collection of King Solomon’s wisdom based upon his faithful life in listening and walking with God. Yet, as often happens when humans get involved with God and scripture, we have the ability to make it both comforting and disturbing. Yet it is also a scripture that is universal in the light of God’s love and nurture for all of God’s people.