Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cravings




Money is the root of all evil. 1 Timothy 6:10

Have you heard this Scriptural one-liner?

Unfortunately, it’s a phrase lifted out of context and used inappropriately. Money does sometimes cause problems, but it can also be powerful for Good.

1 Timothy 6:10 actually says:
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

The love of money is evil, not money itself. Decisions based on craving money lead us away from God.

That’s a huge distinction!

What decisions have you made based on money? Which ones turned out well? Which didn’t?

How do you feel when you use money for Good?

Has gaining or losing money ever affected your relationships?

How does money influence your contentedness?

Is it money, or the desire for more money, that gets us into trouble? Any examples you care to share?

I’m excited to be hosting my friend, Sherry, co-founder of White Lotus, Cambodia this week. As such, Seeds of Scripture might be somewhat irregular.

#seedsofscripture #money #loveofmoney #rootofallevil #cravings

1 comment:

  1. Great Truth. Thank you for pointing this out. I would get upset when people took this verse out of context. When I was living in NH my husband was not working, we were eating out of food pantries. I would get myself literally sick worrying and thinking of how to get money. It was awful. After much grief I turned to God in prayer; claiming His promises. Now, when the month outlasts the money I do not panic I thank God that I have my daily bread. It may be Peanut Butter and Jelly but it is food. He is a good God.

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