Apr 09 – The Love of Money

A businessman saw a fisherman sitting beside his boat relaxing. “why aren’t you out fishing?” he asked. “Because I’ve caught enough for today.” replied the fisherman. “Why don’t you catch more than you need? “ “What would I do with them?” asked the fisherman. “sell them, make money, grow rich like me.” Said the businessman. The fisherman replied, “ Then what?” The businessman replied, “why sit down and enjoy life. “ What do you think I’m doing now ? replied the fisherman. When the love of money, ease, materialism become the paramount things in our lives, God has a warning for us. He says, “We brought nothing into this world and we can take nothing out of it….if we have food and clothing, we will be content…people who want to get rich fall into temptation…for the love of money is the root of all evil.” Note that it does not say that money is the root of all evil, but the love of money. It is better it is to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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