“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.”
1 Timothy 6:10
Did you know that the ideas shaping our world today, even wealth and riches, while some have been corrupted, originally stemmed from God’s creativity and vastness. So, why does our passage seem to warn against the love of money? Jesus remarked, “…It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:24).
Does God hate wealth? Contrarily, God doesn’t detest wealth. He blessed Abraham, even Job, with riches and the prayer in 3 John 1:2 desires prosperity for our souls.
Every good gift, including wealth, comes from God (James 1:17). God desires to bless us abundantly, spiritually and materially. However, there’s one thing He does hate—the love of money: prioritising money above God and pursuing it at any cost.
How can one enter God’s kingdom with heart set on something other than Him? This is why it’s challenging for the rich. God can trust a person with wealth when they detach from anything outside God and wholeheartedly devoted to Him.
Study 1 Timothy 6:6-10.
Action: Surrender your heart and wealth to God, and start walking in true humility.
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