The following is a guest post from Dave Moser.
“Money is the currency of Christian Hedonism. What you do with it – or desire to do with it – can make or break your happiness forever. The Bible makes clear that what you feel about money can destroy you.” – John Piper in Desiring God
You hear this advice everywhere in Christian circles. It’s typically stated, “Don’t tell me what your priorities are. Show me your checkbook, and I’ll tell you what your priorities are.”
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t find this advice helpful at all. This proverb/advice/guilt trip assumes that money is the most reliable indicator of how we steward the resources God entrusts to us.
This may be true of some people. But it isn’t true of me.