|People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.|
|But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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.|
Money is not evil, God knows that at times we need it to pay for food, shelter other true necessities. But this passage points out that the love of money, what we believe about it in our hearts, is the real issue. A heart that trusts in money and wealth for our security is what leads us down the road of destruction. Do I trust in myself to keep my job? Am I trusting in my company to pay my bills? What a frightening thought that I risk wandering from my faith in God when I put my faith in riches...or in my own ability to provide them!
Today's commentary by: Caesar Kalinowski, Pastor, Soma Communities
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