Why do you cast away your trash but not your wallet? Is not your trash of more value than your wallet? Which when used often causes sin to fall upon you? Or to have previously fallen upon Him who died?
If Jesus said to cast a limb from ourselves if it keeps us from Heaven, much more should we take into account ‘casting away’ material things.(Matt 18:8-9)
For the wallet is more than often used to distract from God and His will (Matt 7:21-23). It is an object that causes greed, which causes death (Proverbs 1:19).
Most assuredly, your wallet will not enter the kingdom of God, and since it will not enter, it will not want you to enter either lest its only companion is lost. (Matt 5:29-30)
The solution? As a daily practice, we must use our wallet both cautiously and sparingly in order to glorify God and seek God’s will in how to use it. We must pray and seek God’s will, through His Word and Fellowship, upon how He wants us to use it, it is a difficult task, I can see why the group of disciples Jesus sent out were instructed to not carry a money bag. (Luke 10:4)
2 Corinthians 4:18: “…we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Ecclesiastes 5:10: “He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver;
Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.”
Proverbs 1:19: “So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;
It takes away the life of its owners.”