We can have a love-hate relationship with money. Sometimes we love and long for more of it, but at other times we hate the stresses and worry that seems to accompany the subject. The Lord has direction for us with money so that it doesn’t steal our hearts from him and so that we can have lasting fruit in heaven because of our godly handling of it.
God is the Owner of all and the Provider for all, and he is the foundation for our true perspectives on money and possessions, i.e., Mammon. If we lose sight of this, not only will live in anxiety and error, we will miss out on real treasures—heavenly ones. Jesus is clear on what our heavenly orientation to God and Mammon is.