The Love of Money by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Topic: The Love of Money
1Tim.6:10 -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.
Money is not bad; it is the love of money that is bad. The moment you begin to love money, you will start doing things you ought not to do as a child of God. Anything that will make a man to go for money at all cost will destroy his life with sorrows. Gehazi was supposed to carry the double anointing of Elisha but he ended up carrying leprosy all because of the love of money.
Matt. 26:14 -16 -Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
No one can sell you off without the help of someone very close to you. To get Jesus, Judas was used. Judas destroyed his life because of the love of money; he committed suicide. There are so many believers who are ready to do anything just to get money; if you are one of such persons, stop it before it destroys you.
Many people have died untimely because of the love of money. In Acts 5, Ananias and Sapphira his wife died inside the church due to love of money. Love of money kill people more than anything else.
Acts 5:3-5 – But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
Acts 5:9-10 -Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
Wisdom demands that you should not make money a god. Watch your dealings that involve money. Why do you swindle your business colleague when the profit of the business comes? Don’t kill yourself in church so that it will look as if the church is not praying enough. You will not die untimely in Jesus name –Amen!
God bless you
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