Human Beings And Needs:
Human being – Life is all about meeting needs. The only thing that is constant and particular to every human being is need. The reality is that once a human being is conceived in the womb of his or her mother instantly the baby starts having needs. Human life is synonymous with needs therefore no human can emphatically say he or she doesn’t have a need. This is considering the fact that even dead human beings have the need to be buried. Though, many among human beings aren’t in want but every human on this planet earth has one need to meet. It’s pertinent to say that, the situation of having needs to meet has nothing to do with one’s wealth status.
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But it has everything to do with the fact that man is human. However, needs are relative in nature, in the sense that they differ with individuals. For instance, what one counts as a serious need may not be an issue to consider by another. So as needs vary from one individual to another so also the intensity of the needs vary with individuals. As a result of this, man is naturally insatiable when it comes to meeting up his needs. It is apt therefore to say that no one has it all or enough. One will always have a need or more to meet at any given time.
Needs Dictates the Pace for Human Beings:
Based on this one can authoritatively say that the society we live in is a need driven society. Whatever you find on this planet earth whether natural or manmade is a product of need. And it is made to satisfy the needs of human beings. Take for instance; the natural things are there because God in His foreknowledge knew that humans and other creatures will need them for their survival.
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However, it is important to indicate that needs are of different categories. These are what I call the inborn needs and the desired needs. The inborn or innate needs are those needs that are there naturally. These needs are there because one is human and exist on this planet earth. And this category of needs cannot be averted by anyone. In other words these inborn needs are the basic needs every human should meet in life. Though, unfortunately, many among humans are lacking behind in meeting them. This is considering the fact that many in the world today are without shelter, food, clothing etc.
The second category is the desired needs. These needs are born out of our desires; these desires could be positive or negative. These desires emanate from the quest to be this or that in life and as result we want to be here or there. The quest for certain kinds of jobs, careers, professions and lifestyles quickens one to unveil the means to achieve them. In order to make sure that the kind of life we have chosen is fulfilled we must take a step. The danger is that this step could be detrimental and in it anyone could be a victim.
Human Beings and Money:
Nevertheless, the ultimate thing man has created to help him unravel the teething nature of needs is money. Money is a creation of man and in the presence of money man’s needs are brought to nothing sometimes. And because this creation of man has been seen as the only thing that can handle need and brings it to nothing, man’s hearts goes after it. Therefore, the most important desire of man is not how to meet needs but how to make money because in the presence of money needs whether inborn or desired bows. Making money therefore, becomes the ultimate goal of human beings on this planet earth. The bible has this to say about money.
“For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.”
“A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.”
Due to the kind of level of involvement man has with money; it is a noticeable fact to say that man’s dependency on money is inflexible. The life of human beings revolves around money because with money they can achieve virtually all their desires. It is presumed that every human on this planet earth has so much emotional attachment to money. Making and creating money generates an aura of happiness around someone who has made it. And in the same vein losing money generates a kind of aura of sadness to one that has lost it. Hence, the goal has been to amass as much as one can and never lose it.
Money Is A Defense:
Just like the verse above states, at any given time money is a defense and a means of security to any one that has it. And because of this, many have chosen to love money and can do anything in order to acquire it. This fact is established in the notion that money answers all things. Yes, many who have made money can get themselves in a situation and find their ways out of it because they have money. The level of love human beings attached to money has become the source of evil in the society. Apostle Paul puts it this way to Pastor Timothy;
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
1 Timothy 6:10
It says that the love of money has led many to err in their faith. The implication of this is that believers should not go after money though is a necessity. The focus of every believer should be on how he or she grows in faith knowledge and making sure that his or her relationship with God is sound. Money therefore, shouldn’t be the primary goal of believers but growth in the faith knowledge of Christ. The best defense a believer can go after is faith knowledge.
The source of the love for money is the tendency to meet needs and if there are no needs, there will be no love for money. Believers should not allow their needs to have control over them; they should take control of their needs.
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