Money and Our Relationship with God

There is a story about a man who had a chance to meet God. The man asked the Lord how long a million years was to God. God replied, “It’s just like a single second of your time, my child.” So the man asked, “And what about a million dollars?” God replied, “To me, it’s just like a single penny.” So the man gathered himself up and said, “Well, God, could I have one of your pennies?” And God said, “Certainly, my child, just a second and I’ll get it.”

There never seems to be a shortage of talk about money. Certainly we have heard a lot about the currency market and the the Canadian Dollar. I came across this little gem online a couple of days ago from out west. An interview with Gene Simmons, from the old Rock band Kiss, who is coming out with a new line of clothes called “moneybag”.

Sun: And you love the moneybag, clearly. You love money.
Simmons: “Well, I think any fool that tells you he doesn’t is a fool that I call a liar. Because if God appeared to every person on the face of the planet and says ‘I know what’s in your pocket.’ I’m going to give you two choices. I can make you have less money, or I can make you have more money. Because after all, I’m God. What would everybody answer?”
Sun: More.
Simmons: “Yeah. So I’m just like them. And anybody who says I’d rather have less money, send your cheques to Gene Simmons, P.O. Box….

Of course our 70’s rocker isn’t the only rock musician to get caught up in the money worship of our society.
While I was thinking of the 70’s area I was reminded of another song from that era called “Money” by Pink Floyd which says,

Money, its a crime.
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie.
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today.
But if you ask for a raise its no surprise that they’re giving none away.

It of course is taking its reference from a part of the New Testament passage:

“But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.”
(1 Timothy 6:9-10)

Seems to be on to something, don’t ya think.