“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains” (1 Timothy 6:10 HCSB).


Money is a means of exchange, a morally neutral thing that is useful when rightly used. Yet, the love of money is idolatry. It puts money in the place of God. Rather than saying “in God we trust,” it puts its trust in money. The one who loves money sees serving God as a means to get more money, rather than money being a means to serve God.
How can we tell if the love of money has infected our hearts? When our hearts are full of grumbling rather than generosity, the love of money may be at its root. When we feel unable to give to God’s ministry, or to go on His mission, or to share with His people, we may be suffering from the love of money. But giving is the antidote to greed.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we look to You for our provision. For You alone can supply our every need. Help us not to depend on money, nor to give it our affection. Empower us to always be generous like You. Give us wisdom to use money to invest in things that have eternal value. In Jesus’ name, amen.