Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. —Ecclesiastes 5:10

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. —I Timothy 6:10

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. —Matthew 6:24

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money… —II Timothy 3:1-2

When I read verses like these above I am reminded of Adolf Merckle. He was a German billionaire who committed suicide. Why? “The sad truth is that there will almost certainly be others as the recession bites deeper. But, like Merckle’s family, those who are left behind will never fully comprehend how pride and prestige can ever be more valuable than life itself.” Money, businesses are more important to many than relationships…

How true it is that those who love money never have enough. They are never content with what they have. They need to have more and more. This is what they live for. This is such a sad way to live. Even some who have professed the Lord Jesus Christ wander “from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” because of the love of money. “Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil” (Proverbs 15:16).

Knowing Jesus… Nothing/nobody compares to Him!

Dear Father, thank You for allowing me to know Jesus. May I honor Him by the way I live. May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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