People have been looking for ways to blow money since the Lydian Lion coin was created 2,700 years ago. In slightly more modern times, tourists couldn’t resist the urge to ride the world’s first roller coaster, even if it cost them something.
Actually, it wasn’t supposed to be a roller coaster. When tourists witnessed rail cars transporting coal at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, they offered a few cents for the opportunity to ride along for the fun.
The need for speed has never left us. But these thrills come with a price tag attached.
Solomon warned, “He who loves pleasure will become a poor man” (Proverbs 21:17).
So here’s my question. Does God have control of your finances? I suggest that God will never be Lord at all until he is Lord of all. Your recovery will never be strong if you put pleasure ahead of financial obedience.
Recovery Step: Surrender your money to the Lord.