Key Verse: Verse 10 - “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."
Key Words: For the love of money is the root of all evil
In our text verse Paul warns Timothy about loving money. In this he reveals to us a three-fold danger.
- The love of money causes us to covet.
- The love of money causes us to err from the faith.
- The love of money causes us to have many sorrows.
It is for this reason I have developed the philosophy that I will give more to God each month than I give to anything or anyone else. My largest financial outgo each month will always be to God. This philosophy helps me in the following ways.
- It causes me to place God first in my finances.
- It causes me to pray about major purchases.
- It keeps me from over-committing myself financially.
- It keeps me from buying impulsively.
- It keeps me from breaking the first commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
- It keeps me from breaking the tenth commandment: “Thou shalt not covet.”
- It certainly helps me keep my budget in line.
- It causes me to ask God to supply rather than to depend on myself.
I am convinced that many of our church families are strapped financially simply because they do not apply any spiritual principles to their purchases. Let me close by saying something I always say in regard to money, “Show me where you spend your money and I will show you where your heart is.” May our hearts belong to God and our money will always follow.
What to do:
✞ Love God and people; use money; for when we love money we start using God and people.
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