You and Your Money

Be on your guard against all covetousness.
                               —Luke 12:15

Solomon had a boatload of money; his daddy left him a bundle, and he made piles of it on his own.

He handled his inheritance well, using a significant chunk of it to build the temple to God’s glory.

Would his kids do as well? He was apprehensive: “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, often funding worthy works. It also does a lot of harm, often 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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