1 Timothy 6:7-10 (AMP) 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so [it is clear that] we cannot take anything out of it, either. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who [are not financially ethical and] crave to get rich [with a compulsive, greedy longing for wealth] fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction [leading to personal misery]. 10 For the love of money [that is, the greedy desire for it and the willingness to gain it unethically] is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves [through and through] with many sorrows.
Money can cause a whole lot of things to happen. Good things and bad things. Money itself is not bad, but loving money can be a bad thing. In order to not become too greedy we need to evaluate what we need vs. what we want. Greed and the love of money can destroy lives. People lie, rob, and use dishonest means to get money. Greed is an evil spirit that comes against every single one of us. We can fight greed by being generous on purpose.
Psalm 37:4Amplified Bible (AMP) 4 Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.
What do you have that you purchased with money that you absolutely cannot do without? We can trust God to give us what is safe for us. Our flesh fights against doing what is good for our lives. God will give us what is right for us to have. Rather than ask God for what we want, we can ask Him for what we want and then go the next step of asking Him to provide it for us if it is in His will. It is a wonderful thing to not crave possessions.
We are addicted to stuff and things that money can buy. Debt causes a great deal of stress in our lives. Our own foolish living gets us into the debt we find ourselves in. If we want to be out of debt we need to stop spending money we don’t have, not pray for a miracle. We are responsible for our debt. If God gave us a miracle to get out of debt rather than us doing what we need to do, then we may just end right back where we are. We learn how to make changes in life by enduring the process of change.
The time can come when you do not need to be in debt for anything. Imagine the pressure that would take off our lives. It can be discouraging when we have to live paycheck to paycheck. We all get into that mode in life. We can ask for wisdom from God in this area of our lives. Not just wisdom, but also strength to resist the temptation to spend more money than we make.
Matthew 6:19-21 (AMP) 19 “Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart [your wishes, your desires; that on which your life centers] will be also.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God to let Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen