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.