Apart from the fact that the music videos we have today are filled with vulgarism and explicit scenes, materialism seems to be the new sexy. Everyone is singing about cars, money, booze and lavish lifestyles. And all these are displayed in full HD on our TVs at no extra charge. Firstly, this goes against the 1st and 2nd commandments that says God only is our master and that we should not worship any graven image. (Exodus 20:4-5 KJV)
And due to this carefree lifestyle a couple of us have taken it upon ourselves to make this the standard which we follow. A lot have tried to blend to this way of living and in the process miss the great plans God has in stock for them. Even forgetting God has plans to make them rich, “I want to do many good things for you’, the LORD says. ‘I want you to become rich and strong, and I want you to believe that you will have a good future life. (Jeremiah 29:11 EasyEnglish). And we should also not forget that it is God that gives us power to get wealth. (Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV)
(Luke 12:16-21 KJV), Jesus talks about a parable of a very rich man. This man spent his entire life amassing and gathering wealth not minding any other thing. When he was done and thought to himself to start enjoying his life, his soul was taken from him. And that was it, all the wealth he gathered was only stored up for someone else. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
The Bible says money answers all things but it also says instead of being shallow in your thinking, think about the things that are important in God’s kingdom. Then God would also give you the other things that you need, like money, cars, a good home etc. (Matthew 6:33 EasyEnglish) There’s more to life than just money. So don’t spend that life to get money because you can’t spend money to buy life.
Peradventure these music and their videos have had a negative effect on your mind, its high time you are transformed by the renewal of your mind. (Romans 12:1-2 KJV). So the next time you want to say or even think life is all about the money, remember it was God who created you and you were created to bring glory to Him. And you cannot have God has a master and have money also as your master. (Matthew 6:24 EasyEnglish).