"People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."
(1 Tim 6:9-10 NIV)

 

God wants us Christians to be rich, progressively and in due time. But just like any other extremes and excesses, we can have money to our destruction. The fine line is attitude: Why do I need money?
 
Christians and unbelievers alike may fall into the same trap - if without caution. The Bible does not say that money as it is is the start of evil, but the love of it. We are not supposed to love money and to acquire wealth just for the fun of having lots of it. Money has a godly purpose.
 
The love of money affects both the rich and the poor. For the rich, it’s hoarding. For the poor, it’s stinginess. The antidote for this money-love poison is to return to your First Love. As you embrace God’s unconditional love, be prepared to let go of anything you are holding, so you could hold on Him tight.


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