A root of all sorts of evil

RE Verse reading–Luke 21:1-4, 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 (day seven)  “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith”  (1 Timothy 6:10)  Money is not THE root of evil.  (Sorry King James committee)  It is A root of evil (one of many things that compete for our hearts and lead to sin).  And, it is the LOVE of money that has this power.  A “gold goal” can and does lead people to other acts that grieve the Spirit.  Dishonesty.  Unkindness.  Anxiety.  Those who love money will face these temptations as well.  Better to teach our hearts that our true passion and privilege is to find and do the will of God, whether we are rich or poor.  “Give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with the food that is my portion”  (Proverbs 30:8)  “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money”  (Hebrews 13:5)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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