[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote [/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]This is one of my favorite scriptures and I used this at the end of one of my writings.
It is not just about money but our whole attitude of everything that exists. Even within the church those things so often we consider "valuable" are filthy rags before God. Kingdom thinking is almost opposite of our carnal thoughts. Take for example a person we look up to--he has all the right attributes, a leader in his church, gives his tenth and beyond, and people ask his advice and everyone wants to be his friend--but God sees his heart and knows the man behind the facade and may say He never knew Him. Then this other man in our church--he has been in trouble with the law because he has been struggling with sin and poverty for years and sits in the back pews and feels ashamed for not measuring up--but God knows this man's heart and how much he loves Him and He will deliver him at the end of his life. Our spiritual sight has nothing to do with our eyes, but our heart. We cannot measure another because we do not have all the facts. Humbleness and treating others with justice and mercy are the attributes God values--not how well we live our lives.
Thanks for the reply. I've noticed that the Church has God and money all mixed up.
Luke 16:14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's eyes."