Where is My Treasure?
We live in a world obsessed with money. Jesus often spoke of money and says we cannot worship God and money at the same time, which reveals it is possible to make money a god and that money is something that can be worshipped.
Many people's attitude to money shows this to be true. The famous model Linda Evangelista said “I don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day”.
What an attitude when millions around her are starving.
In the Bible king Solomon had more riches than anyone in the world and in the book of Ecclesiastes he speaks of setting out to see if satisfaction could be found in money, riches and worldly pleasure: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 – “I said to myself, Come now, lets give pleasure a try. Lets look for the good things in life', but I found that this..was meaningless....I tried to find meaning by building huge homes for myself and by planting beautiful vineyards. I made gardens and parks, filling them with all kinds of fruit trees. I built reservoirs to collect the water to irrigate my many flourishing groves....I owned great herds and flocks, more than any of the kings who lived in Jerusalem before me. I collected great sums of silver and gold, the treasure of many kings and provinces. I hired wonderful singers...I had everything a man could desire. Anything I wanted I took. I didn't restrain myself from any joy...But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless. It was like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere”.
If I was Solomon setting out to find happiness I wonder what would be on my list?
I like cars – so my list might have a sports car on it;
I like the sun – so my list might have on it a holiday in the sun.