Topic: The Lifestyle Of Greed – The Enemy Of Destiny [Seeds of Destiny Friday April 13, 2018]
Scripture: 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. 1 Timothy 6:10
Thought: For The Day: The love of money is a destroyer of destiny because evil is rooted in the love of money.
Greed is an overwhelming desire to have more of something such as money than is actually needed especially in an unrighteous way. Greed is the bedrock of many human vices. That is why the lifestyle of greed is identified as one of the enemies of destiny. The lifestyle of greed manifests in the love of money or the spirit of covetousness.
Now, I would like you to take note of the following key thoughts on money:
i) Evil is rooted in the love of money
Even though money answereth all things (Ecclesiastes 10:19), the love of money is a destroyer of destiny because evil is rooted in the love of money. It was greed and the love of money that destroyed the lives and destinies of Lot’s wife, Achan, Gehazi and Judas Iscariot.
ii) Money is a wonderful servant but a terrible task master
Money can be used to do many good things but it also has the ability to control and take over people’s lives and actions and make them do unreasonable and dangerous things. Money drives people’s actions in the opposite direction to their destiny.
iii) The love of money is a killer of the love of God
The love of money, which is greed or covetousness, kills the love of God in the hearts of people. You can worship God with money but you cannot worship God and money (Matthew 6:24). Some people would not pray in the morning or attend church services because of business appointment or contracts.
iv) The love of money is the killer of conscience
This is why people trade in human parts, kill their fellow human beings by armed robbery, sell alcohol, do drug business and other life-destroying businesses for money.
Beloved, make up mind to worship God with money and not worship God and money; refuse to be enslaved by greed or covetousness in order to fulfil your destiny.
Remember this: The love of money is a destroyer of destiny because evil is rooted in the love of money.
1. Refuse to be enslaved by the love of money.
2. Avoid the lifestyle of greed and covetousness.
Prayer: O Lord, I refuse to be enslaved by the love of money. Help me to worship You with money and not to worship You and money, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 1).
Daily Bible Reading: Joshua 7:16 to 9:2, Luke 16:1 to 18, Psalm 82:1 to 8, Proverbs 13:2 to 3
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