1 Timothy 6:9-10
“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” NIV
Greed can be a negative force that will drive people to do evil. The bible gives a warning about having a “love of money.
There is nothing wrong with having wealth or being rich, but a person that has wealth has to be constantly on guard against not trusting God to supply their needs. No matter haw much wealth that is obtained, or how rich a person becomes, a person has to remember to continue looking to God as their source.
Philippians 4:19 “And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Amp
On many occasions individuals have become wealthy or gained riches by working hard in a business that they own, or by receiving promotions and raises at their place of employment. There is nothing wrong with a person enjoying the success they have worked hard at, but they still have to keep a healthy perspective on what they have accomplished.
1st John 2:15 “Do not love this world nor the things that it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.” NLT
Allowing oneself to succumb to “the love of money” or getting “caught up” in having material possessions, can lead to a person’s down fall. So one might ask themselves the question “how much is enough and what needs to done to get more”? The bible gives the answer and clear direction to this question;
Luke 12:15 “Then He said to them, “Watch out and guard yourselves against every form of greed; for not even when one has an overflowing abundance does his life consist of nor is it derived from his possessions.” AMP
God knows exactly what we need and how much we need. He provided fresh manna daily for for the people that were in the wilderness for 40 years.
Jeremiah 29:11″For I know the plans that I have for you, says the lord. they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” NLT
Father in heaven, thank you for being the source that provides, in Jesus name…Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev