Trusting Money

Read Proverbs 23:1-8

One of the most often misquoted verses of scripture is 1Timothy 6:10. People say “money is the root of all evil”. What the verse actually says is:

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.”

In other words, don’t put your trust in money. I have heard, “Money cannot buy happiness, but it can buy things to make me happy.” I’ve even said this myself, but all happiness comes from God. Anything I find joy in apart from Him is a fool’s happiness.

Trusting in money and my ability to make enough to keep me happy is foolish. Ambition is not a sin, but the motivation behind that ambition can be. We should be ambitious for God, not for money or any other idol. When your goal is anything other than loving people and sharing Christ, you are sinning. You are outside of God’s will.

Stop trusting yourself, you will always let yourself down. Let go of all your financial worries, read about God’s plan for your life and how to manage the money he gives you, and you will survive. No amount of money will ever be enough as long as you chase more money.

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.” – Proverbs 23:4

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