In the message yesterday I was reminded about one of the errors that have crept into the church in the guise as Scripture; that money is the root of all evil.
This is nonsense if you know the Bible.
It is not money that is the issue; money is a neutral and essential substance that can be used for both good and bad.
It is the love of money that is the problem (1 Timothy 6 v 10) and Scripture is clear on this matter.
I see the love of money as a form of idolatry that takes your focus and love away from God.
Relying on money is the same as not trusting in God, and in that sense is not good news.
As I heard yesterday money can come and go, it can be built up and the lost in an instant, yet God is always constant.
God is where we should put our trust and our love.
Money is very useful and is required; I could not run my ministry without money for example.
However we must realise that money (and other resources) is provided by God, either through people or through the skills He has provided us with.
Money is indeed something we require in this world, much like food, clothing and housing.
Love of money is something we must flee from (1 Timothy 6 v 11).
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you are the Great Provider, thank you for all that you have given me”.
1 Timothy 6 v 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