How do you view your money? As a Christian, it should be according to the Scripture. In this post, let us take a look at some of the best ways Christians should view their money, wealth, and possession.
It seems that people can’t get enough of it. When they reach a certain level of income, they eventually get unsatisfied and look for more ways to earn money. For many of us, it has become a vicious cycle of wanting more and more.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with improving yourself and your living condition. Things will only get sour and bitter when you have the wrong way of viewing your wealth.
To avoid falling into the trap of discontentment and insatiable hunger for more wealth, it is important that we look at money the way God looks at money. We must know how to handle and view money according to the will of God.
Because it will ultimately lead to greater blessings – blessings that are not just physical, but also spiritual.
Thus, let me share with you 5 Biblical Perspectives on how we should view money.
No. 1: Money is NOT the root of all evil
People say that money is the root of all evil. Then, you will ask them, “why?” They will respond, “Because the Bible said so.” They claim that they read it somewhere in the Bible.
However, is this what the Bible says? Let’s read I Timothy 6:10:
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.
From this verse, it is not the money that’s evil, but the love of it.
If you desire riches so bad that you are willing to give up your salvation, then you are committing the fatal mistake of loving money.
Christ even tells us, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul” (Matthew 16:26)?
As a result of loving money, what happens? People have erred from the faith and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The world is not short of examples of people who have lost everything simply because they love their money more than their wife, children, family, friends, reputation, character, and above all, their God.
Don’t commit the mistake of loving money as what others have done. I’ll tell you, it won’t be worth it. It is a road that you don’t want to tread.
Article By: Joshua Infantado
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