Tuesday, November 26
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Today’s text is one the most misquoted in all of Scripture. Many times you hear it quoted as, “Money is the root of all evil.” Whether it be a simply misquoted or intentionally misconstrued by religious minded people who have a problem with false humility, money in and of itself is not evil. Money in an amoral object, meaning that it isn’t god or bad. Money, like a knife, can be used to do a great deal of good or a great deal of harm. A scalpel in the hands of skilled surgeon can save someones life, but in the hands of someone with evil intentions can take a life. Why and how the scalpel is used doesn’t make it good or bad it is simply a tool. The same is true with money. Money can be used to do a great deal of good when poured into the proper channels, but it can also be used to fund the agendas of those who have less than pure motives. When someone has an unhealthy desire for money they can fall into temptation because their love of it overrides their moral compass. God has no problem with His children having money or being wealthy because He knows that those who seek Him wholeheartedly will use it to benefit His Kingdom. Do you find yourself wondering why you don’t have more money or why your finances aren’t looking like what you think they should? If so, ask yourself why you need more money and what you intend to do with when you have it. Are you simply seeking a more comfortable lifestyle or are you wanting to position yourself to be a greater blessing to those whom God places in your life. He will honor a heart that truly seeks to be generous. What good are you seeking to do for the Kingdom’s sake? – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff