Read Matthew 20, Mark 10:32-52, Luke 18:31-43, 19:1-27
IN THE GREATEST SHOWMAN THE SONG, NEVER ENOUGH HOLDS THE AUDIENCE CAPTIVE. IN our lives it can hold us captive as well. There is a phrase in HEBREW called AN EVIL EYE, which is this thirst for money. It’s when your eye looks grudgingly on another, or hastens after wealth.
ON THEIR PAYDAY we see the evil eye robbing them of gratitude or even the ability to see the generosity of the MASTER OF THE HOUSE. Matthew 20:11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house. THE MASTER REPLIED, ‘to one of them, Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?’ (Matthew 20:13) Do you begrudge my generosity? Another way this is translated, IS your eye bad because I AM GOOD? Jesus speaks of this dim way of seeing life as having bad eye. The want of money, living for money, will give you a bad eye toward GOD.
But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version Mt 6:23–24.
In Proverbs this word stingy means to have an evil eye. Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies, 7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version Pr 23:6–7.
“I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, `At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Exodus 16:12
God hears our grumbling, but He would much rather hear our gratitude. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) JESUS your wages are enough for those who have labored long, and born the heat. Your provision is enough.