Hetty Green, who died in 1916, may have been the world’s greatest miser. Inheriting one hundred million dollars when she was 30 years old, she stated that her main interest in life was making money. She then amassed a fortune of four billion dollars, becoming the richest woman in America, earning the name “the witch of Wall Street.” But her obsession with money caused the estrangement of her husband and children. When her son Ned broke his leg, she treated him at home, to save money, eventually resulting in his leg being amputated. Hetty’s story illustrates Timothy’s caution, "… the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith.” Jesus once said, “ Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, but ..in heaven,” Where’s your treasure?
Pastor Alex Rockwell