1 Timothy 6: 10
“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs”
The misinterpretation of this scripture has caused a lot of Christians to wallow in poverty. The scripture clearly states that the LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil and NOT money is the root of all evil. Therefore, it is our perception of money and the way we handle it that can make it good or bad. It is unfortunate that we have accepted this scripture with much prejudice that most of us have tended to ignore the good side of money.
One obstacle of achieving financial success is the belief that all people who are rich are evil. Some believe that, the poorer you are, the holier you are and the richer you are, the more evil you are. It is absolutely wrong to criticize or condemn those who have been able to financially achieve success because of their literacy in that field.
Don’t be deceived, God wants us to be rich.
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day”.
From this scripture, it is clear that God has given His children the ability and power to produce wealth. If riches were bad, why would God give His children the ability to produce wealth?
A few scriptures below should renew our thinking about money.
“A feast is made for laughter and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things”.
“Thou oughest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury”.
“The rich ruleth over the poor and the borrower is servant to the lender”.
NB: The ultimate purpose of money is to help people and the kingdom of God.
From the scriptures we have come to the realization that God wants us to produce wealth and be very profitable. This can only be done with having knowledge concerning that field.
“A person may be highly educated, professionally successful and financially illiterate”.
Always remember that the most powerful asset you have is your mind. There are really no limits to what you can accomplish in life unless for the limits you place on yourself through the lack of belief in yourself and your way of thinking.
DO YOU WANT TO GET RICH?
Invest in your mind and gain knowledge in financial independence. Buy books that talk about financial freedom and take a decision to be rich.
May God guide you as you take a decision to be rich and to support the kingdom business.
GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDUNTLY.
Reference/ Recommended book: Master Your Personal Finance- A starters guide to becoming RICH. By PAUL KOFI MANTE
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