Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Advent Conspiracy Devotional: Wednesday, December 8th

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:10
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.

Reflection: We often hear this verse misquoted simply as ‘money is the root of all evil’.  That version doesn’t quite get at the point of what is being said.

            It is the love of money, not money in and of itself, that is a danger to us.  It is when our love of money – and because of that love then a desire to have (more and more of) that money that gets us into trouble. 

            Note that the love of money is dangerous and evil not because God doesn’t want us to have nice stuff or to be happy, but because that a focus on money or a love of money have caused some to wonder from the faith and the love of money has caused some ‘many griefs’. 

            Money is an unfaithful partner and one that will never lead us to fulfillment and satisfaction.  The love of money will always ‘end badly’ and the hurt and wreckage will be in our hearts and lives. 

Question: What is the difference between using the money you have and ‘loving money’?

How can you make sure that you aren’t falling into love with money?

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