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Monday, April 03, 2006

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT MONDAY – LOVE OF MONEY.

There are two ways in which Christian's may view their money--"How much of my money shall I use for God?" or "How much of God's money shall I use for myself?" - W. Graham Scroggie.

People who want to be rich fall into all sorts of temptations and traps. They are caught by foolish and harmful desires that drag them down and destroy them. The love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want money so much that they have given up their faith and caused themselves a lot of pain. – 1 Tim 6:9-10. cev

Many people think money is security, but I Timothy 6:9 warns that it can be just the opposite. A few years ago, columnist Jim Bishop reported what happened to people who won the state lottery:

Rosa Grayson of Washington won $400 a week for life. She hides in her apartment. For the first time in her life, she has "nerves." Everyone tries to put the touch on her. "People are so mean,” she said. "I hope you win the lottery and see what happens to you."

When the McGugarts of New York won the Irish Sweepstakes, they were happy. Pop was a steamfitter. Johnny, twenty-six, loaded crates on docks. Tim was going to night school. Pop split the million with his sons. They all said the money wouldn't change their plans.

A year later, the million wasn't gone; it was bent. The boys weren't speaking to Pop, or each other. Johnny was chasing expensive race horses; Tim was catching up with expensive girls. Mom accused Pop of hiding his poke from her.

Within two years, all of them were in court for nonpayment of income taxes. "It's the Devil's own money," Mom said. Both boys were studying hard to become alcoholics.

All these people hoped and prayed for sudden wealth. All had their prayers answered. All were wrecked on a dollar sign. - Chuck Rasmussen.


WE DON’T NEED MORE MONEY, WE NEED MORE OF GOD!

Loving Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to avoid the love of money in my life. Help me Lord, to remember that you are my provider, in all things. I ask this in the wonderful and majestic Name of Jesus. Amen.

Be Encouraged!
GBYAY

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