Don’t Let The Love Of Money Consume You

“How much money do you need?” is a question we may have been asked.
And the response for many of us is, “Just a little bit more.”
We always think more money will solve our problems.
But money does not solve all problems. Now, before I go any farther, I recognize that in some cases, a raise in salary or a job that pays better will help someone out. There are some people who needed a job desperately and a low-paying job is all they could get at the time thinking they would continue look for a better-paying job. But more money isn’t always the answer.
Hebrews 13:5 says, “Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have.”
There is nothing wrong with making money… but it is wrong if we begin to love money.. if we are consumed by money. A love of money has led some to break the law. A love of money has led to the breakdown of a marriage. A love of money has kept many people from giving.
At times, people will say, “When I make more money, I will start giving.” That’s probably not true. If we aren’t giving now, we likely won’t start giving later.
There is nothing wrong with money… unless it begins to consume you. The apostle Paul said, “For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil” (I Timothy 6:10).
Work hard… and if you make good money, thank the Lord. But don’t let the love of money or making of money consume you.

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