In his first letter to Timothy, Paul warns his beloved son in the faith to keep his heart free from the love of money. In our day, we are in no less danger of the “ruin and destruction” that a divided heart brings.
We know what our priorities are to be, don’t we? God first, next our families, then others, and we ourselves are to bring up the rear. When we live this way, with our hearts deeply rooted in Him, there is deep contentment. It cannot be otherwise, since He is the “wellspring of life” (John 4:14)
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 1 Tim. 6:9
Priorities are skewed when money or any other thing takes first place. Sooner or later, the house that was built on sand comes crashing down (Matthew 7:24-27).
Anything that takes our attention from God is sure to disappoint in the end.
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:9-10 NLT
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