Love Of Money

  Woe to this wicked generation, for who does not love money? This chapter will offend many and will despise what i teach. What i don't understand is why everyone is trying to be rich, when it is written, God chose the poor to inherit the kingdom of God. If it is the poor He chose, should you not make yourself poor in order to go?
  • James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6: But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Notice it does not say, "Poor in Spirit, But the Poor".

  So why, i ask, does everyone desire to be rich? The second greatest commandment is to love one another and yet people are suing and taking to court people and suing each other for as trivial as an eye strain. Do you not know the love of money is the root of all evil, So why do you want it so much?

  • II Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 

  Do you have many bills? Do you have financial troubles, Do you have many sorrows?. Do you and your spouse both have jobs to make ends meet? Well you have pierced yourselves with many sorrows. But i have a solution to all your problems. Sell everything you have, i mean everything, then take the money and rent a small trailer, or small apartment, or small house and then buy a used beat-up car. Then you will have less bills and less financial problems and the wife will not have to work, this is righteous in the sight of God.

  But how many of you will sell what you have? Hardly one, i would think, You would just rather work harder and work longer, and work on the Sabbath, So you will be able to keep the stuff you have. Woe to you for you have stored up treasures on Earth and not in Heaven.

  The happiest people I've seen are those who have least. i have noticed over the years that no matter how much money a person makes he's not happy, he or she wants more. This is very sad because when will you ever be happy? You will die not being satisfied with what you make.

  • Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

  So why are you not content? Do you know why people don't tithe their 10% to the Lord? Because they can't afford it. They have payments on the car, the house, the VCR, the radio, the TV, cable, credit cards, Insurance, the telephone, entertainment, the furniture, and the such. But I, a Disciple of the Lord, will assure you with all honesty that all those things are luxuries and not necessities. And i will also tell you by not paying your 10% tithe, Do not think you are robbing man what is due, But in fact you are robbing God what is due Him. And on Judgment Day you will have to explain why you didn't pay what you owe to God. And i hope it's because you didn't have any to give and not what was mentioned earlier, Because which is more important, God or bills? Woe to those who rob God.

  • I Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9: But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
  • Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. So why do you want more, when all you NEED is food and clothing?
  • Colosians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Such as cars, radio's, houses, lands, material things, etc.....
  • Matthew 6:19: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  • I John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
  • I John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

  So i ask again, Why do you desire to be rich? Oh the thoughts of the worldly Christians are predictable, which take thought that you do not desire to be rich, just comfortable. Yet you play Lottery and scratch off's and play Bingo in the churches. And Gamble. Why do you do these things if you do not desire to be rich? i will tell you the truth, any time you want more money than you have right now, you desire to be richer.

Here is a warning to all those who play lottery, scratch off's, Powerball, Lotto, Bingo, and gambling of any kind, to where you pay a little in hopes to gain more than what you have paid.

  • Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them (DIE) in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
  • Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
  • James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2: Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3: Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

  So many people are having money problems and i think the main problem is credit. If i were to give a definition of the word credit it would be :----> What one receives when they do not have patience to save for it..... But people love the idea <<<Buy now, pay later>>> which is nothing more than Greed. and they dig themselves a deep hole and jump in it, and all for the sake of greed, because they wanted it now. When they hit the bottom of the hole, then they pray to God to help them. It's sad but most people pray to God when their in trouble and ask for help, but fail to pray to God and Thank Him, when things are going good.

  This chapter is for all those who desire to be rich and have more then the poor already. i will tell you the truth, If you have more than food and clothing you have more than the poor already.

  • Proverbs 13:7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing (Most People): there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches (few people, if any makes themselves poor, But the Bible says 1Cor:10:24: Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. So then we are not to try to increase our own wealth, but try to increase the wealth of others, Woe unto this generation, for who does this ? Christians are suppose to do this, So where are the Christians ?).
  • Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
  • Proverbs 28: 22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

  So why do you desire to be rich? The only things i can think of are these: 1)You will be able to buy more stuff and do more things (isn't that the definition of Greed? to want more than you have) and 2)You will have more friends and popularity and Power ( which is Greed also)

  • Proverbs 14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
  • Proverbs 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

  i will tell you of a truth and with righteousness, If you have two televisions and you know of someone who does not have one, you are to give them one of yours, cheerfully. If you know someone who is without, and you have that which they need, you are to give cheerfully, For this is Love and this is of God. It is not wrong to have possessions, but how can you buy yourself a new car, knowing of a person who has not a car at all? Not you problem Right? Woe unto you.

  If you work, so that you can get better stuff for yourself you are a greedy person not content with what you have. But if you work, so that you can get stuff for other people, then you are righteous and it pleases God. It is not wrong to have good stuff if it was given to you, but it is wrong to have good stuff if you bought it for yourself when their are others who are in more need then you are.

  • Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Do you labour to have better stuff? i will tell you the truth, If you labour so that others are made rich, then God will make you rich, but only if you labour to make others rich and not yourself. Woe to this generation for who does not labour to be rich and want nice stuff for themselves?
  • I Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. In other words---Let no man seek his own wealth, but let him seek to make others wealthy, For this is LOVE, and is of God

  People God is coming for the poor and humble, If you own an expensive house, expensive car, etc.... are you Humble? Blessed is the person who has no need for material things, For his is the Kingdom of God.

  People we are here for a very short time, Why do you labour to make your life better? Is it not better to labour so that other people's lives are made better, This is what pleases God. How ignorant would it be for a person to go on vacation to the state of Kentuckiana (fictitious) and knowing they will only be there for a month, will buy land, a house, and all sorts of other stuff, when they will be leaving in a month. Some people will say they will leave it to their kids, But here is another truth, even Satan worshipers give to their own kids, therefore how are you any different then they?

  Do not work so that your life is made better, But instead work so that other people's lives are made better.


In His Holy and Precious Name, Jesus Christ