Be on your guard against all covetousness.
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.