The Bible says, “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. (1Timothy 6:10).” Notice, it is not money, but “the love of money,” that is the root of all evil. The issue is our attitude rather than our possessions. The attitudes often associated with money are: selfishness, greed and covetousness. We see them on display in the courtroom, at the gas pump, in the public meeting place, in the grocery store, and even in the church. If you will be honest, perhaps your own memory can produce shameful examples of the love of money, or a desire for ill gotten gain, that ended in heartache.
God offers a simple solution to the multiplicity of problems caused by our infatuation with earthy stuff. “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (1Timothy 6:6-8).” And then, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5)”
Man is naturally selfish and greedy, and loves the things of this world, so, God’s prescribed remedy will necessarily be supernatural. What could possibly affect the kind of change in attitude that is needed to clean up our families, businesses, government and churches? Is there such a powerful remedy? Really?
Yes, and the solution is found in a person! His name is Jesus Christ! He came to offer forgiveness and a new start to those who will put their trust in Him. The Bible says, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2Corinthians 5:17).” Faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, adds a new dimension to life, …a heavenly perspective that makes the things of earth grow strangely dim.