Thursday, November 29, 2012

$ Money $

I've come to realize people who focus on money never have enough. I know Scripture indicates that, in numerous passages, and I believe it, but to watch our society and realize we are so money focused, so money driven, and so money owned! Surprisingly, or not, it's at both ends of the financial spectrum and definitely throughout the continuum. The American society is so money focused and money driven! Our currency bears the words "In God We Trust" on our money, but it's backed by the integrity of the Federal Reserve . . . In whom does that indicate we have placed our faith? Just who is our god? If it were the G-d if Israel, even if we didn't use shekels, wouldn't there be some sort of silver standard, and a defnite avoidance of interest rates a.k.a. usury? A nation that runs on debt and credit can't possibly be claiming to trust in the G-d of the Bible, so who is the god of our mammon or money, as we like to call it? As we continue to head toward a cashless society, even more frightening variables enter the fray, but for now, let's talk about the cold hard cash we are still using, sometimes; and still religiously arguing that it must absolutely bear the words, "In God We Trust." All I'm asking is the sincere question. What trust in what God is signified by the statement on our money. Considering the shenanigans of the Federal Reserve to begin with, and the continuing loss of value of our currency, it seems an insult to associate a Truly Sovereign Being with our monetary system. To use our currency, which with no silver or gold standard is basically like playing a game of MONOPOLY. It only works as long as we're all sitting at the same game board, and perpetual motion is the standard. Once the motion changes, or the game board does, our money will change in value. The best example I can give here, would be Confederate currency. I believe if you attempted to use it at the local Convenience Store, it would be termed counterfeit. That day is coming with our currency, but I digress. My point here is, our money has no standard. The Federal Reserve is run by greed and politics, so there's the integrity in which we place our confidence. As you look at a penny that's no longer made of copper, and quarter that has some copper, but no longer made of silver, and a dollar bill that states "this note is legal tender for all debt, private and public," what indicates the Sovereign of the Universe would even want to be associated with our currency? I still do not understand the argument of keeping "In God We Trust" on the money, since even HIS Son drew the line between the coin and the heavenly Kingdom. Maybe the Sovereign of the Universe doesn't want to be associated with our silly currency that has no value . . . And everyone that can't get enough of it or is relentlessly focused on it, has given it a place of far too much importance in our life and in our society.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
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