1 Timothy 6:9-10 – The Love of Money

1 Timothy 6:9-10
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

-Money impacts almost every aspect of life; this can be looked at as either numerous opportunities to show our commitment to the Lord, or many chances to show how much love we have for money. Money is simply a tool and can be neither good nor evil but, just as Paul warns Timothy here in the scripture, any who desire to be rich are setting themselves up for trouble. The Bible says that these people can expect to find temptations AND snares AND foolish and hurtful lusts. Greed is not just one bad road, but is in fact many. Every day, people fight and war and steal and lie and cheat just to make one more dollar or hang onto one more dollar. The life of a Christian is a life of sacrifice; for the sake of the Lord who sacrificed His son to buy our pardon, are we willing to sacrifice our money and the love that we have for it?

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