|Posted by Nutkaze on November 25, 2010 at 8:18 PM|
We spend our lives making money, spending money and living for money. But how does money fit into the greater scheme of life.
People go to school for 13 years to get an education, to get a job, to earn money. So even from an early age it is drilled into us that without this commodity we are nothing, that we are worthless. Then we go to work, spend most of our time there earning money and spend the rest of our time spending money. Switch on the radio or television and we are bombarded with how much money all the people we look up to have and it makes you feel like, to be that happy you need to be as rich as them. So you work harder, longer, spend less time with the ones you love, just so you can earn enough to buy yourself happiness.
You heard the saying that “Money makes the world go round”, but should it? It’s a fact that it does, but is it right? The most important question to ask ourselves is “What really matters?”
If we were to die tomorrow, none of these things we consider “important” can come with us. Not the money or the things that money can buy can save our souls in the final hour. All the money in the world cannot buy you one more breath, one more chance to hold your loved ones close and tell them that you love them. Living for the now, might seem important now, however in the bigger picture, in the grander scheme of life it makes no difference.
The book of Revelations in the Bible speaks of a beast that will conquer. An entity, which causes blindness and confusion, separation and war throughout the world. What could this beast be, if not money? The beast takes people away from the truth, from what’s truly important in life, even away from God. So I ask you again, what is this beast if not money?
To slay the beast you need a sword and that sword is truth. To keep the sword sharp is to keep one’s mind focused, and knowledgeable. Arm yourself with this sword and see the world in a new light. See that the things which truly matter, like touching the hearts of your loved ones, and the quest for knowledge and truth do not cost a cent. The best things in life are truly free…