Week 23
Day 155
Read 1 Timothy 6:10, Matthew 6:21

1 Timothy 6:10

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

Matthew 6:21

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Why does God care about our money so much? He does care you know. In fact, if you take everything that Jesus said about salvation, heaven, and hell and combined them, you will find that He said more about money. The question is, why? Why does God care about our finances so much?

It’s not because God is trying to get our money (remember everything belongs to God anyway); instead, He’s trying to keep our money from getting us. God cares about our money because He cares about us and He knows we can’t separate our relationship with Him and our money. Money is a spiritual issue.

With that in mind, in Matthew 6:21, Jesus said “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Jesus meant that whatever you value the most, your heart will naturally follow it. Isn’t it ironic that in America the back of a one-dollar bill says, “In God We Trust” while many people trust, serve, and worship the very money on which that slogan is printed? It is so easy to give lip service to God, but to put our trust and our best efforts into money.

What about you? Where is your treasure? Do you find your security in money? Do you spend all of your time trying to make money? Have you allowed the pursuit of money to run your life? If so, it is time to remember where your real treasure is. God wants your heart, but you can’t give it to Him if it belongs to your wallet.

In 1 Timothy 6:10, Paul wrote that the love of money is the “root of all kinds of evil.” What do you think he meant by that?

What are some ways that we put money on the throne of our heart?

Memory Verses
Primary Verse:

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:21
Secondary Verse:

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24
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