The Love of Money

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:10

When a weed takes root in your garden, it drains nutrients in the soil away from other plants, such as flowers or vegetables. Many weeds often bind themselves around the roots of other plants to anchor themselves into the soil deeper. They not only choke off the other plants, but they also secure themselves into the ground. Eventually, they replace the flower and its natural systems of survival with their own roots, shoots, and tendrils.

The love and pursuit of money can be an enormous weed in our spiritual garden. With thorns that entrap you and greed that grows like dandelions, desire for wealth can block your vision, disrupt your path, and kill your heart. There’s nothing you can save, buy, or spend that you can take with you for eternity. Only the fruit of the Spirit that you cultivate now will last.

Spend time today tending your spiritual garden, eliminating the weed of greed.

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Pray: “Dear Father, you provide all my needs and bless me with everything I have. Protect me from the lure of more money.”

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