“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil; for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
The scriptural passage is familiar, right? Paul was writing instructions to Timothy – in 1 Timothy 6:10 -- about the pitfalls associated with money.
What should you and I learn about the proper use of money today?
Notice the teaching of Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount: “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24.
Let’s notice another strong warning – in Matthew 6:19-21:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Is God against money? What does He really want us to understand about this important subject?
John Cafourek (1945-2017) served in the ministry of Jesus Christ with his wife, Sandy, for 46 years.
John was born in South Dakota. He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena, California, from 1965 to 1969, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a Master’s Degree in psychological counseling from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1978. John pastored churches in Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, Mississippi, Washington, and Oregon.