But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:9-10
God does not have it in for rich people and they are just as likely as any other people to follow or reject Christ. No contrary to what most people quote, money is not the root of all evil. The love of money, the desire of money that is the root of all kinds of evil.
Our desires lead our heart and that is the direction we will go. When people put anything as the primary goal and desire in life that will detract them for all else. Their every pursuit will be to obtain their desire. If it is money then there is no time for anything or anyone else. In their single minded pursuit they will justify their time spent at the office and away from their family as trying to be a good provider. Not going to church, I would but there is just not enough time. Getting right with god, I will do that latter when I have time. The problem is later never gets here.
Money and its pursuit are just one idol we put in place of God. It could be a person, a hobby or any object but it crowds God out of our life. It takes God’s place and soon there is no room for anyone else. It consumes our life.
A person can do a lot of good with their wealth. Most churches survive because a few wealthy people step up and go beyond 10% to further the Lord’s work. When one takes to proper attitude that we are only stewards of what we have here on earth and not the owners. That all we have is just God’s on loan to us. Then no matter how well off we are we will use what we have for God’s glory not our own.
Have a blessed day,