This may be a bit of an odd topic for a communion meditation, but hang with me here, let’s talk about money. Wealth is a good thing. However, the glitter of gold often reveals the state of someone’s heart. The overly pious pretend as if it’s intrinsically evil to grow wealth. Meanwhile, godless men are eaten alive by insatiable greed. Posturing yourself as above the need for wealth is often an instance of pride; you deceive yourself with the illusion that you’ve transcended the material world. Often, this feigned contentment, is really hidden resentment for those wealthier than you. And certainly, Wall St. tycoons, Meme-stock geeks, and $1 Billion lotto winners are frequently guilty of putting faith in uncertain riches.
But when you see by faith the wealth upon this table, you also come to see material wealth rightly. You can only build your wealth under the blessing of the Lord through faithful diligence & generosity, if you first understand how incomparable it is to the wealth of God’s kindness to you through Christ. Scripture doesn’t speak of gold derisively. However, the desirability of gold is to be dwarfed by your desire for God’s Word.
“I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. … Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. … Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. … I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. (Ps. 119:14, 111, 127, 162; 19:10, Cf. Pro. 16:16).”
In Jesus Christ you partake of all the riches of God’s grace. That great treasure horde of Christ enables you to freely & rightly enjoy all the blessings of earthly wealth; because you know that gold shall perish, but the Word of the Lord shall endure forever.
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christ…