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I must confess that I’m not all that interested in money.  It’s not that I don’t have a need for money, or that I don’t see the importance of it, it’s just not something I want to spend a lot of time thinking about.  To be sure, things like interest rates, and compound interest, and Stock Market fluctuations can significantly impact the quality of my day to day life, and my long term future, but I really have no desire to spend the time or energy on tracking trends, buying and selling stocks, and/or managing my investments.  Fortunately, there are guys who know all about that kind of thing, and for a certain percentage of my income, they can do this for me.  As long as I have what I need to make it through the day, and I can feel secure about my long term financial goals, I don’t really need to get involved in all the details.

Unfortunately, this is similar to the approach that many take with God.  We want what God might bring to both our day-to-day life, and to our afterlife, but we’re not really interested in getting all bogged down with things like studying the scriptures, or praying, or trying to have a relationship with an invisible being, so we leave those things to the professionals (e.g. Pastors, Prophets, Priests…).  We show up periodically, get a few encouraging words, contribute a percentage of our income, and hope that our investment was sufficient to secure our eternity.  (Matthew 7:14 & 23)

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