For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils

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,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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