Does ‘Mammon’ mean Money in The Bible?

What is Mammon?

Mammon is not, as some translations say ‘money’ itself. It’s meaning is actually something a bit deeper. Mammon is more that money – the Bible is referring to the evil spiritual power that grips and enslaves men through money. It is out attitude to money that God is interested in, and Jesus rightly says; “you cannot serve God and Mammon” – not God or money but God or Mammon! Money is mentioned all throughout the Bible and a HUGE part of the commands are related to the handling of money. Money is not evil, in fact is is neither good nor bad – it’s merely a method of paying for goods and services, but serving money is what mammon is, and serving money is what is wrong here.

Mammon
ˈmamən/
noun
noun: Mammon
  1. wealth regarded as an evil influence or false object of worship and devotion.
    “others have forsaken Mammon in search of something on a more spiritual plane”
Origin
late Middle English: via late Latin from New Testament Greek mamōnas (see Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:9–13), from Aramaic māmōn ‘riches’. The word was taken by medieval writers as the name of the devil of covetousness, and revived in this sense by Milton.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon

How Should I Tithe, Manage & Give my Money?

Derek Prince gives the best and most through walk-through on this subject in my opinion – at least that I have heard. I will also hold up my hands and say that I have and still hold back money that is owed to god and I am working on this continually – to be more generous and trusting of my finances – not in order to receive, but to simply do what God is asking of us!

The result will be blessing and not curse financially – but if you are thinking that by giving this is a prescription to get rich – forget it. That will only happen if you gain the favour of God which means giving for the RIGHT reasons – not selfish reasons. The reason being for the good of OTHERS! So please check out both of these videos and teachings on money, the Bible and tithing! God bless you all.

Should I Judge Another Person?

Well – we are constantly told the answer is no by non-Christians and Christians alike… but what does the Bible say? It’s clear. We are to judge but to judge righteously and JUSTLY! The word ‘justly’ being all important, and of course to get this right is far more difficult than it sounds relying on our own understanding and clouded by our own sin.

We should never judge a book by it’s cover, but what if we need to make an educated judgement about what kind of person someone is by assessing their deeds, actions and the words they speak (for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh) for ours and others protection, it must be done in complete humility, submission and by calling upon God’s Holy Spirit for guidance.

However if we are asking the question; “should Christians judge a person’s eternal salvation?” – common sense says the answer has to be no way! That and that alone is up to God. So this kind of judgement I believe, is what The Bible is talking about when it says; “judge not, lest you be judged.” There is no contradiction, as always it’s about context. And if in one place the Bible tells us to judge righteously – and in another it says judge not – we must find the context and read all around these two statements since both are the inspired word of God and both must be correct in their proper context.

In The Bible it appears that it’s OK to make judgements on a person’s actions righteously – but NOT their heart or eternal salvation

As always – I could be wrong but this is certainly my understanding of the ‘to judge or not to judge’ issue. The fact is – we all make small judgments all day long about people’s behaviour according to what we hear and see them doing – in fact it’s unavoidable and part of life. So when The Bible says ‘judge not’ I surely it has to be talking about not judging someone’s heart, motives or place in heaven. In any case – there by the grace of God go I.

Which Bible Version Should I Read?

The question should really be; “which Bibles shouldn’t I read?” Well, as young and new Christian I was always being told that all Bible versions were good-to-go and useful for getting different perspectives (as if we need to be confused from the start about what the text is saying).

However my experience was different and for many years  was disturbed by the fact that I kept reading contradictions in my NIV – even more frustrating was that I could not put a finger on what the problem was – until that is – I finally got the guts to read the book everyone said was ‘too hard to read’ (but turned out not to be the case at all).

http://www.wayoflife.org/database/menwhoforesaw.html

How Can I Sleep Better?

Well most of us these days are on the lifestyle equivalent of ‘speed’ when it comes to the way we treat our bodies when it comes to creating the right conditions for good sleep – by not switching of either our devices or our bodies until two minutes before we attempt to go to sleep.

Advice and help with insomnia – switch off your devices and stop working in tune with nature

The following video restates what we all know instinctively but have all but forgotten – namely that we are designed to sleep in the dark and work when it’s light!.. but restate this we must as most of us never switch off our devices and lives until late at night and wonder why we lay awake all night or when we do sleep its not deep – refreshing sleep. I’ll let the maker of the following video – a Christian who is a health expert explain better that I can.

How to Face The Future When Your Husband or Wife Dies

Here is a little video I found that may help you if you are looking for help or advice on how to face life when your husband or wife dies and leaves you on your own alone. This can be extremely daunting for anyone – especially if you have little or no family and especially you are old – something that very few people even consider will ever happen to them – but it can happen to any of us. Watch this short section of this video and I hope it blesses you and gives you the strength to carry on after bereavement.