The love of money causes all kinds of trouble.
—1 Timothy 6:10
“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 Tm 6:9-10).
Love of money is a one-way street—money doesn’t love us back. The one thing it’s good at is relentlessly intensifying our desire for more of it.
Hebrews 13:5 advises us to do two things that most of us aren’t good at: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have” (Heb 13:5).
Try real hard.
Love of money is a narcotic
that anesthetizes conscience.