Mammon is an influence…

It’s an object of devotion,

And when it is unwisely used

It can cause heartache and commotion.

Mammon always appears appealing

But can never be the source,

Of true happiness and satisfaction

Since it’s a temporary force.

As it can never fill the empty void

Deep inside our soul,

And no matter what we do with it

More trouble it unfolds.

Material abundance will rob our sleep

And steal us of much peace;

It may promise quality, beauty and comfort,

But our problems will never cease.

It can eat away at our health

When stress levels are too high;

As all unnecessary yokes and burdens

Will either make us sick or die.

And when it’s stored for selfish pursuits

Where pleasures are one after another…

It consumes our self-centred motives

Neglecting the needs of others.

If we do accumulate much wealth

Let’s ensure its properly used;

To feed the poor, provide for the widow

And where the orphan is not abused.

Jesus made it very clear

That two masters cannot be served…

We will either serve God or mammon instead

And hence reap the reward we deserve.

(C) P.B. 2019

“How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:24-25

“He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker; but he who honours Him has mercy on the needy.” Proverbs 14:31

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be loyal to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven… for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21