Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Daily Devotion: The Spiritual Warfare Over Money

Bible Reading: I Timothy 6:1-10

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.

  1. The love of money causes us to covet.
  2. The love of money causes us to err from the faith.
  3. 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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