weak wealth

After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,

    Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
        for his judgments are true and just;”

(Revelation 19:1-2a ESV)

In the previous chapter we've read about the collapse of a city built around the pursuit of wealth. Then God is praised, and the attributes of God that are mentioned here remind us of all the things that wealth offers but can't supply.

  • Salvation - Wealth promises to save you from whatever your problem is. The only problem is that you always think you need  little bit more to achieve that salvation.Whatever your situation, the only lasting solution is God. Our greatest need is reconciliation with Him, and that is what Jesus brings.
  • Glory - Wealth seems glorious, but it's flimsy. It can disappear in a moment. The glory that it offers today is faded tomorrow as you chase bigger, better and newer things. God's glory is different. It is everlasting, it never fades. And it gives, rather than taking.
  • Power - Money talks. Wealth brings power. But it's power built on a weak foundation. That power is a shadow compared to the one who spoke the world into existence, upholds it by his world, and is coming back to rule.
  • Justice - Wealth corrupts justice. God is just. Everything he does is right. He can be trusted. He doesn't change his mind
Wealth offers a lot of things that it can't provide. How can created things function like their creator? Look to God, he supplies our every need.