Henrietta Howland “Hetty” Green was an American businesswoman and financier. She inherited one hundred million dollars when she was thirty years old, eventually becoming a billionaire. Sadly, 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, resulting in his leg being amputated. Hetty’s story reminds one of a caution in the New Testament written by Timothy. He wrote, “…the love of money is the root of all evil…” Jesus warned, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth… but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” We are here on earth for just a while. But we are going to live somewhere forever. Let’s live with eternity’s values in view.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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