Bought — Spoken Word on Money
Bread and Butter
Mint and Silver
It’s a piece of paper
A combination of nickel , zinc and copper
It’s electronic , on a computer
In a cloud stored by some sky scraper
No matter how you say it
It’s all money isn’t it?
It doesn’t buy you happiness
Or grow on trees
Apart from the fact it does – you know the paper notes at least.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with having a few pound
And the thing is, it makes the world go round
Or so they say…
But something’s wrong if we’re just living for our pay.
By the way
Sometimes we mis-use it
Mis-treat or abuse it.
Sometimes we rack up the credit
With the big fat APR
We buy new clothes, new homes, new cars
-like that brand new Ford
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what we can’t afford.
To save is healthy
But it’s not the whole answer
Because when money is the only desire
It can infect you like a cancer
You may have heard the rumours
That there’s a danger we consumers
Let all things money consume-us
When we let it drive us
It’s at the fore front of our being like a virus
It engulfs us
And you know you’ve got a money problem
When all you think about is your money surplus
Now there’s nothing wrong with striving for a bonus
But sometimes ‘how much we own’ becomes the onus
And it’s hard to confess that in reality – it owns us.
What about HIM
Does he get any?
I mean sure, he doesn’t really need it
But then if that’s our argument we’re sort of missing the point really aren’t we?
Does he have a portion of our pay
Do we give him a cut?
Cos the truth is – really he owns the lot.
To give a tithe is to be obedient to the giver
To commit a portion of your pay
To the King who was and is forever
But what if we use tithing how it wasn’t really meant?
Give God 10 percent
But the rest, hands off- money’s already been spent
Bread and butter
Mint and Silver
No matter how you say it It’s all money isn’t it?
and Your Money Counts, your money matters
Not so much having it
But how we view it
Who’s in charge?
Money or maker?
Sometimes we’re so focussed on how much we save
We forget that we are saved so much
Cos he rose from the grave
And then there’s grace
No matter what our performance review says we can never earn it
What if we’re so fixated on the next thing we buy
That buying becomes our god rather than the one who is most high?
He didn’t lend us his forgiveness with a competitive interest rate
He gave it freely to us to free us from our most sinful state
And so we’re free, Because he paid the fee
And he paid it in full
On a tree
1 Corinthians 7:23
They say money doesn’t grow on trees
Except that technically it does
But I tell you what else happened on a tree
His payment for my forgiveness
If money was a cake
What would be God’s slice?
Cos let’s not forget the truth that is.
We were BOUGHT with a price.