1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Mat 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
"For the love of money is the root of all evil." All sorts of evil come from the love of money. I think it is important to point out that "money is NOT the root of all evil," or that it is an evil at all. We need money to buy groceries, pay medical bills, pay electricity bills etc..
Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things.
It is the "love" of it which is the source of evil. When a person loves money, he or she will do whatever it takes to get the money. When someone chooses the love of money, the love and lust after that money will blind the person to Godly love. The love of money is like a harlot that sways God's people away from what is holy.
I like what it says in Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
I agree. No one can serve two masters. I choose to serve God, because I know that He is my source and my strength. Yes, we need money to live however, as followers of Christ Jesus we should have comfort that we will be taken care of and we don't have to compromise our faith.
If you feel that you are constantly lusting after material objects, search your life and see if the love of money is present. If so, simplify.
"Never Own Anything-Get Rid Of The Sense Of Possessing!" -A.W. Tozer
I have noticed in my past, when I felt overwhelmed that I need this or need that, I really didn't need it but I wanted it. I found the love of money connected to that need. I pray and I simplified. Sometimes this need to be done daily. If the need for more and more senseless material items are gone, then the love of money will leave as well.
Have a blessed day in The Lord,