I Tim. 6:10 For the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Most of us are very familiar with this verse of Scripture. We have heard many sermons that have reminded us of its truthfulness. We notice the affect money has on people and often cringe at how it has wrecked havoc in their lives. We look at ourselves and if we are honest have to admit that it has more power over us than we care to admit.
What always strikes me about the power of money over us is that it can cause some people to get so wrapped up in it that they have wandered from the faith in their pursuit of it. There is just something about money and the things it can do, that draws us away from God. We develop a passion for money and it consumes us to the point where we lose grip on our passion for God. God gets replaced in our lives and we find ourselves suffering from spiritual starvation. We get caught up into money’s grip and discover that there are many sorrows associated with it. The more we have, the more we want. The more we want the more debt we are willing to incur that we might get it. The more debt we have, the harder we discover it is to get out of it. On and on the cycle goes.
Wise and satisfied is the soul who seeks to find his satisfaction in the Lord and not what He provides. Wise is he who knows that his relationship with the Lord is all that really matters in life. Wise is he who is able to live in peace and be content in God.
Thank the Lord for what you may have, but don’t let what you have be more important to you than Him. Let the Lord have control of all you have and the desires of your heart and you will not be held captive by the things of the world.