Be Clear-Eyed About Money

People who want to get rich fall into temptation
… and into many foolish and harmful desires.
                             —1 Timothy 6:9

Solomon had a boatload of money. His daddy left him a bundle, and he made a heap on his own.

He handled his inheritance quite well, using a significant chunk of it to build the Temple to the glory of God.

Would his kids do as well?

He had his doubts: “I hated all the things I had toiled for … because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool?” (Eccl. 2:18-19).

It was a legitimate concern. Money does a lot of good, funding worthy works. It also does a lot of harm, bankrolling undisciplined lifestyles.

Be clear-eyed about money. It is a vehicle of blessings. And dangers.

Being rich is not a sin, but it is a danger.

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