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

As a Christian, it’s important for us to understand who we really are. We’re not of this world. In the world today, there’re many who, against their conscience, will do anything for money. This happens in different forms in many societies, and it may seem normal, but it’s wrong.

We’re different. When others are running after money and doing terrible and inordinate things for money, seek the wisdom of God: “Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold” (Proverbs 8:10). Go for wisdom! Don’t let money be your motivation. Money is a tool. If you function in divine wisdom, money will come to you, because money responds to wisdom.

The Word says, “…the love of money…,” not “the abundance of it,” is the root of all evil. Someone can be poor and love money. How do you know you love money? It’s determined by how much you or your actions are controlled by money; the desire for it or the lack of it. When someone is willing to do the wrong thing because of money, he’s being driven by the love of money that God warns against.

Don’t be unjust because of money. Don’t deny others what rightfully belongs to them because of your desire to amass more for yourself. The Bible lets us know that true prosperity will elude those who pursue money instead of seeking God’s Kingdom and His righteousness.

Maintain a good conscience. It’s not what you have in the bank that counts; it’s who you are on the inside that really counts. So, consistently develop your personality through the Word. Work on “being,” and not on “having,” for with who you are, you’ll have.

For more, please read and study: Proverbs 3:13-15; Hebrews 13:5 (Amplified Bible)

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Precious Father, you hold success in store for the upright; and you’re a shield to those whose walk is blameless. I’m prosperous and successful in all things, because you’re with me; I’m guided by your wisdom, and your infallible truths are my delight and meditation! Thus, I have all that I require for a joyous, successful, and victorious life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.