The Love of Money
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil,
and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith
and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:10 NASB
Our society is in love with money and the things that money can buy. God is not. God cares about people, not possessions, and so must we. We must, to the best of our abilities, love our neighbors as ourselves, and we must, to the best of our abilities, resist the mighty temptation to place possessions ahead of people.
Money, in and of itself, is not evil; worshipping money is. So today, as you prioritize matters of importance for you and yours, remember that God is almighty, but the dollar is not. If we worship God, we are blessed. But if we worship “the almighty dollar,” we are inevitably punished because of our misplaced priorities—and our punishment inevitably comes sooner rather than later.
God is looking over the entire earth for men who have the proper attitude toward money and who will use it according to His direction and not according to their own interests. - Larry Burkett, 100 Days of Prayer
If the glories of heaven were more real to us, if we lived less for material things and more for things eternal and spiritual, we would be less easily disturbed in this present life. - Billy Graham
Christians have become victims of one of the most devious plots Satan ever created—the concept that money belongs to us and not to God. - Larry Burkett
Greed is enslaving. The more you have, the more you want— until eventually avarice consumes you. - Kay Arthur
Dear Lord, I will earn money and I will use money, but I will not worship money. Give me the wisdom and the discipline to be a responsible steward of my financial resources, and let me use those resources for the glory of Your kingdom. Amen