“You cannot serve God and wealth.”  We often hear the expression, “Money is the root of all evil,” but the reality is in 1 Tim 6: 10, Paul says, “The love of money is the root of all evil.”  Money is a “thing.”  It is neither good nor evil.  What we do with it is good or evil.  Luther said, “God is that to which we look for our highest good.”  Sadly, many people think that money will give them their highest good.  They work and slave to amass fortunes but the reality is that when the end comes you can’t take it with you.  Money will not forgive your sins.  Money will not save you from physical or spiritual death.  Money cannot give you eternal life.  Rich people, poor people, and those in between die every day.  The person who is truly rich is the one who believes that the heavenly Father is the one true God and that in God there is light and life?  Who or what do you look to for you highest good?  Amen.