March 15, 1998
Are you a lover of money? In his first letter to Timothy, Paul warned the young pastor about the desire to accumulate wealth and reminded him that a discontented spirit is peculiarly susceptible to temptation. There is no kind of evil to which the love of money may not lead, often resulting in one’s departure from the faith. Alistair Begg encourages us to heed Paul’s warning and keep Jesus Christ as the foundational desire and love of our lives.
6But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7for we brought nothing into the world, and3 we cannot take anything out of the world. 8But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
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