I had just left church and was heading home in a bike when the elderly looking bike man engaged me in a conversation that birthed this article.
No sooner had we passed a group of scantily dressed girls standing in front of a hotel did the bike man begin his tale, “I know the girl putting on a white skirt, she stays in my former neighborhood” he said as he navigated a bend.
“I didn’t know she has joined these girls flolicking with these G boys all for the love of money. They are doing so at their own risk.”
I tried to sound interested so as not to be rude and can’t remember my reply but then out of nowhere the main gist busted forth.
“Didn’t you hear what happened at the express leading to Warri the other day?”, He asked.
“I didnt hear o. What happened”, I replied immediately, while trying to adjust my position on the bike to hear the full story.
“Story goes that about four young looking men heading to Warri yesterday were apprehended by police. In the boot of the car was a cooler of hot jollof rice. Upon enquiry, the boys said they were heading to a birthday party and the rice was refreshment at the party.
The soldiers in their hungry state decided to partake of some of the sumptuous looking jollof rice. The boys were told to get down and serve some rice to the soldiers on ground. While serving the food, the soldiers kept a vigilant eye on the boys and found some of the them jittery. Something was not right.
One of the soldiers trying to prove his suspicions, asked the boys to pour out the remaining rice contents in the cooler into another cooler. Their hesitation proved the straw that broke the camel’s back. The angry soldier poured out the rice contents on the ground and the fresh head of a young girl hidden under the cooler fell off.” He concluded.
The boys, internet fraudsters also known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ or ‘Ghana Burgers’ where going to see a ritualist with the unfortunate girl’s head to carry out rituals to make their operations effective.
I had gotten to my location but decided to wait a bit to listen to the final chapter of this entralling story.
What a World!!!!!!!
There goes 1 Timothy 6:10 in flesh and blood. Literally.
The scripture reads, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
There goes good looking men full of might, intellect and vigour killing a young girl so as to make charms to dispose people off their hard earned money.
There goes a young girl probably befriending one of the “rich” boys so as to get her share of the illegal ‘cake’.
People erroneously say “money is the root of all evil”, no statement could be further from the truth. Money is not the root of all evil, lack of money is the root of all evil.
The Bible said in Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have”.
Contentment and patience are the scarcest commodities on Earth today. No one is content with what they have anymore, always wanting more. No one is patient enough to make things work anymore, always wanting more quickly.
Money is good, but the love of money isn’t (those that would do anything to make money). Don’t make money at all costs. Remember, “Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow” – Proverbs 13:11.
No ship can have two captains. No company can have two CEO’s.
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” – Matthew 6:24.
Choose today who you serve.
#If it’s money then get it at all costs. Keep selling your body. Keep stealing from people. Keep using your intellect to rob others and let’s see how long it will last.
#If it’s God then educate yourself. Work hard. Be patient. Serve God. Strive to be the best you can be and lets see how long will last.
Money can buy you a bed but not sleep. Money can buy you a clock but not time. Money can buy you security but not safety. Money can buy you medicine but not health. Money can buy you blood but not life. Money can buy you position but not peace of mind. Money can buy food, but not appetite. Money can buy a church, but not God’s presence. Money can buy amusement, but not happiness. Money can buy companions, but not friends. Money can buy flattery, but not respect.
In the words of Seneca, “Wealth is the slave of a wise man and the master of a fool and seconded by Daymond John, “Money is a great slave but a horrible master”.
Don’t be a slave to money. Make money your slave. Be Wise!!!