“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.”
When you make getting more money the central aim of your daily living, you’re guaranteeing for yourself and your family a life of stress, anxiety and dissatisfaction with life—even if you’re financially successful!
CS Lewis once said, “Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it’, while really it is finding its place in him.” How right that is! When the desire for prosperity gets into your heart, it replaces God in so many ways.
You’ll find yourself putting your spiritual life on a lower and lower level of priority. You’ll find that the things that stress you are no longer your struggles with sin; now your main stresses are your financial issues. You’ll find that the things that thrill you are no longer a new understanding of spiritual truth, or spiritual breakthrough in someone’s life; now your excitement comes from financial success.
Beware, not of wealth, but of money getting into your heart!
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