Christians are always speaking of trusting in God and not worrying about gaining riches, but don’t we need money to live? We have to pay for gas for our car, pay for groceries, pay for the home we live in…pay for everything! However, many people love to misuse bible scriptures. Let’s read the whole scripture:
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.- 1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)
Looking at the first five words of the scripture, it says,”For the love of money”. Loving money won’t give you anything but more problems. More money can lead to greed and other “fleshly” desires that God does not honor and these problems will only destroy your life. There is nothing wrong with working for wealth, but money is powerful and you can’t serve both God and money.
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.- Matthew 6:24
As investors and entrepreneurs, we are always searching for business opportunities with better cash flow, but don’t become so involved and no longer trust in God. Money is here today and gone tomorrow, but God reigns forever. Instead of asking God for more money, ask him for wisdom and knowledge so when you have money you know how to manage it wisely.