“So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows…
run from all these evil things, and follow what is right and good.
Pursue a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.”
I Timothy 6:8-11
It is a good thing to be financially successful, but when we focus simply on making money and accumulating wealth, we risk losing the things that are most valuable to us—our love for God and our love for our families. The Bible tells us that everything comes from God (Hosea 2:8; 1 Corinthians 11:12; 1 Chronicles 29:14). It is God who gives people their success. We must keep in mind that our pursuit should not be for money; instead we are to pursue God and attain His attributes for ourselves.
Copyright © 2009 M. Teresa Trascritti
(written for Ohio Christian University, Entrepreneur Basics)