When the Israelites came into the Promised Land that God first spoke about to Abraham they encountered opposition. Their experience was a picture of what we go through today in that good things don’t come on a silver platter. In whatever pursuit you endeavor you’re going to face obstacles before you get to your destination.
One of the enemies Israel had to contend with were the Canaanites. The Canaanites were known as a people who loved material things and were motivated by greed and lust for the accumulation of things. Maybe you sincerely want to do great things for the Kingdom of God but at the same time you’re so focused on accumulating things to have a sense of security.
This is what Jesus said in Matthew 6:24,
“No one can server two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in).” ~ Matthew 6:24
This is a real dilemma in people’s lives and it may be the case in your life too. Material things in themselves are not bad but putting your trust in them is an obstacle. It’s a deception from the enemy that security is found in riches. Success in life is possible without putting your trust in money and riches. In this podcast episode you will find out how that can be and still have God provide for your needs.