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Do You Love Money?

Have you unknowingly put your trust in money?

I think we all know that we should not love money. Listen to I Timothy 6: 9-10, “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people 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.” What if this verse read differently “For putting your trust in money is a root of all kinds of evil…” Doesn’t that make it easier to recognize money as an idol in our lives? It certainly does for me.

Another way is to consider how we would react to losing all of our money. We tend to grieve the loss of that which we love and depend upon. Paul offered a solution in the next two verses from I Timothy: “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.” (1 Timothy 6:11-12) The good fight of the faith is to resist the temptation to make money our source of identity, security, and peace. We can have peace and contentment regardless of whether we have a lot or little money. For God is our source of all real treasure. So let’s flee the temptation of money and run towards godliness, faith, love, and gentleness. These are of far greater value than worldly riches.

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