Is Money Your Passion?

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Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’

Hebrews 13:5

Money is the answer to everything. True or false? If you drink from this well, you’re going to thirst again. “If I could just get that house, I’m going to be really happy.” No, you’re not. You’re going to want to buy a new bed for this new house—a new bed with a new bed frame. Then you’re going to have to buy a pillow for this new bed. And after you buy a pillow, then you’re going to have to buy a matching bedspread. And after you buy a new bedspread, you’re going to have to paint the walls to complement this new bed spread. And then you have to buy carpet, and new curtains. Now you realize that you have to build an extension to the house because you now have too much furniture. It doesn’t necessarily stop there. You already have a TV, but now you want a real TV—a large flat Smart TV with an LED screen. So now you have the ultimate TV, but now you want all the program connections to go with it. It never stops. “Oh, give me millions of dollars, then I’ll be satisfied.” You will never be satisfied. The desire for more is greater. “How about if we try it for a week?” No. So everything we do for the next decades of our lives is because of money. Now money is not bad; actually, money is not the issue. The Bible says it is the love of money that is the issue. It is that passion of thinking that if I have money, I’m successful. Well, if you believe that, it will take your heart away.