The Love of Money
The love of money can do more to you than dollars can do for you.
Have you noticed the destructive power of greed? Friendships end, marriages break apart, crimes are committed, and people stay away from God–all over what? The love of money. Even though we are aware of its potential dangers, the allure remains.
Remember that money is neutral. It is neither good nor bad. It is the love of money that presents the problems. But it seems funny that we should be so enamored with it. Money can’t buy happiness in this life. And it can’t buy eternal life. Money can never get you closer to God, but your attraction to it can keep you away from Him. Make sure your affections are for your Maker, not for you money.
But people who long to be rich fall into temptations and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:9-10