The love of money is a root of all kinds of evils (1 Tim. 6:10). Money is the means by which we get what we want. Perhaps a better translation for this verse would be, "being able to fulfill our desires is a root of all kinds of evils." Unlike any generation that has come before us we are able to satisfy our impulses immediately without time for even a second thought. The whole collection of Beethoven can be bought from your iPhone in the time it takes to type in your password. The verses found in the Bible about money are more applicable today than ever before.

Making money is not a problem but keeping it for yourself is. James, the brother of Jesus, says "your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you. You have laid up treasure in the last days (James 5:3-4)." Bank accounts full of money will cry out that we  "lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence (James 5:5)." Money demonstrates who we are really worshipping. Perhaps our bank accounts are empty, but only because we have spent it on ourselves.

When judgment comes God will see right through our excuses and call us to account. Let's not wait until it is too late, but let's use the money that God has given us for His glory.


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