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I want to do God's will so I can win a lot of money.

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Thank you for your interesting statement and your desire to follow God. It is however, a contradiction!

Consider this Bible verse:

"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money". (Matthew 6:24).

These are the words of Jesus.

When we trust and follow Jesus he helps us to see that the most important things in life are not worldly possessions or money, but God himself. The best gift God could ever give you is himself.

If you are seeking to please God to earn money, you have got the wrong view of God. God is not a magical fairy, genie or Father Christmas type figure. He is much better than all of these. He is so loving that he gives us what we really need: Himself!

Our selfishness actually separates us from God, but he loves us so much that he came to earth to live a perfect selfless life and die on the cross to forgive us the wrong with have done. If we trust in his death and resurrection then we are given new life and can be free from the love of money. He then promises to provide everything we need for a satisfied life.

Jesus goes on to say:

"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:25-34)

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