May 19: The Love of Money, Not Money, Is the Root of All Evil!

1 Timothy 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.

1 John 2:15

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Today’s opening verse tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil. Many people erroneously believe that money is the root of all evil; but that is not what the Word says. The Word says it is the love of money that is the root of all evil, not money. Evidently, there is a world of difference between money and the love of money. Money itself is not evil; it is the love of it that is evil. God wants us to have money, but He doesn’t want money to have us. Money is needed to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and is also needed to fulfil our God-given purposes. Money is a means to an end, not an end in itself. We are not meant to covet or seek after money; we are only meant to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and money will be added unto us by the Lord. Money itself is good; but the love of it is bad. Beloved, you have to renew your mind to the fact that money isn’t bad, and financial prosperity isn’t bad either, neither is it wrong. Money is good! Believe it, for that’s what the Word teaches.

To be poor is not a sin, just as to be sick is not a sin; but it is pretty inconvenient to be any of both. It is not God’s will for us to be poor, nor does He want us to be sick. So, you must choose to prosper and follow God’s plan for you, no matter what! Don’t let anyone deceive you that you are going to become broke and sick. No, you are not! Listen, holiness is not synonymous with poverty. God is already on your side; He has delivered you from the stronghold of Satan and the power of lack. Money is now a tool of righteousness in your hands. You are not meant to love money; you are only meant to use it as an instrument to serve the will of the Father on earth. Money is a messenger; we send it on errands to fulfil God’s assignment. We must never covet or seek after money, for the love of money brings erring from the faith, and it pierces with many sorrows. 

In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that financial prosperity is mine. I have more than enough and walk in abundance. I refuse to love the world and things pertaining to him. My faith is working and is producing awesome results. Amen.

Further Meditation:

1 Timothy 3:9-11; Philippians 4:6-7.