Money Problems: God or Cash?
"For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs" —1 Timothy 6:10.
There are many sayings that people think are in the Bible but are not. “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Not there. “God helps those who help themselves.” Nope, not there either. But the most misquoted non-scripture has to be “Money is the root of all evil.” The Bible doesn’t say that at all! What the Bible does say is that the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil. Money is neither good nor bad. Yet God is concerned with how you acquire money, how you spend it, and where wealth ranks in your list of priorities.
God says you must decide what you’re going to love most—Him or money. When we choose to love money, it can lead to all sorts of compromised decisions and makes us much more vulnerable to temptation. God’s Word warns us that if we make money a priority over Him, we’ll bring a lot of unnecessary grief into our lives and the lives of others.
God allows us to be the caretakers of what He provides, including our money. Let’s love God first and foremost and realize that everything already belongs to Him anyway. He wants us to love Him and manage His money well.