TOPIC: THE MONEY BURG -1
Thursday, March 7
THE MONEY BURG -1
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10
A minister friend of mine narrated his encounter with Eazy (not his real name) recently. The man had become notorious for all the wrong reasons. A ready tool in the hands of politicians with a proclivity to violence, Eazy has made quite some fortune for himself. My friend presented the gospel to him and encouraged him to surrender his life to Christ. In response, he told the Reverend gentleman that he would rather not accept Jesus. His reason was curious. According to him, right now people who resort to him give him money in bundles and in sacks; if he turns his life over to Christ that would be gone. He could not imagine receiving money in trickles when he leaves a life of crime.
This story resonates with the rich man who came to Jesus, wanting to know what must be done to have eternal life. When asked to go and sell what he had and give to the poor, he recoiled. He would rather keep his money and be damned than give it away and be saved. We live at a time like never before when money burg is plaguing a lot of people. In our text, we can see an effect of this burg; it can make people of faith stray away and prevent those who have never known Christ from embracing life. We must bear in mind that while money is good, putting our affection on it rather than on the living God will damn the soul.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 TIMOTHY 6:6-19
PRAYER: Lord, I declare that I will not trade You for silver or gold.
Bible Reading Plan Deuteronomy 3-4 Mark 11:20-33