How The Gospel Frees You From The Love of Money

Nov 14, 2016 27536

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The Bible doesn’t actually say that “money is the root of all evil,” although many people think it does. What the Bible actually says is the “the love of money is the root of all… evil” (1 Tim 6:10). And it is the root of all evil not just in society in general, but all too often, among Christians as well.

We hear people rightly talk about the freedom that the Gospel brings, and for many people I’ve met that means financial prosperity. But the Bible actually teaches the opposite. It doesn’t teach that you will achieve freedom through money, but freedom from money!

In Hebrews 13, the author is explaining what kind of life Christians should lead, and he writes,

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have. (v.5).

 There are people who become Christians precisely because they aren’t content with what they have in a material sense, and they are hoping that by being a Christian, God will bless them with more money. But the Bible commands us to be content with what we have, and to be free from the love of money.

The passage continues to explain the reason why we should be content with what we have, however much or little that might be. It is because,

 God has said,

“Never will I leave you;

    never will I forsake you.”

So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.

    What can mere mortals do to me?” (vv.5–6).

We have often read this beautiful promise and not made the proper connection with the issue of money. Because God will never leave you, and because he is your helper, you should be content with what you have. The reverse is true also. When you are content with what you have and trust in God, then you can know that God is with you. And I would prefer to have the Lord God with me than all the money in the world. As Paul wrote,

Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey (Rom 6:16, NLT).

If you are a Christian, you have chosen a new master, Jesus Christ. Now that we belong to him (1 Cor 3:23), he provides for all our needs. No matter who’s in government, you are a citizen of heaven. No matter who is the president, Jesus is Lord. No matter which way the economy’s headed, you’ve got an eternal upside.

If you trust money, you can’t trust in God. Free from the love of and dependence on money, whatever happens, the Lord will provide for your material needs. If you don’t have it, it’s because you don’t need it. He gives and he takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!

It doesn’t mean that it’s easy. For some people it is the hardest thing in the world, because all of our society, our culture, and even our upbringing and education is all about how to get more money. It takes faith as you learn to trust God. But this is the freedom that the Gospel brings, and is the path to peace and joy and everlasting happiness. – Eliezer Gonzalez

 

Raghi jayaram

Aug 13, 2020

Thank you so much for this message


Bright

Jul 14, 2020

Congratulation and love how the teachings goes and I loved how the teachings also took me to another level because the love of money is the root of all evils.... ?


Tamiru Taye

Jan 12, 2020

Thank you,to guide us the way to truth according to Bible!


GOVERNOR FRANCIS

Nov 19, 2019

This is what today Christians need . I need the audio to use


GOVERNOR FRANCIS

Nov 19, 2019

May God bless you man of God. So much deep thanks you sir help us to know more .


Dyson

May 28, 2019

Thank you for reminding me that God cares and loves me despite my financial status


Eliezer Gonzalez

Nov 5, 2017

God bless you, Christopher! You have good insight into the Word of God. Keep following the Spirit!


Ofori Amanor Christopher

Nov 4, 2017

In fact I love ❤ this teaching. The love of money is the root of all evil 'but money is not the root of all evil' as people say it. But sometimes people misquote this particular scripture and it makes it look like we shouldn't even work for money ?. I think these are some of the reasons why God inspired Jonh to write it in the bible that (we shouldn't take any of the word out or add anything to it) God bless you for this insight. I will edge you to continue doing that because lifes are been transformed through your messages. I appreciate the love that you have for the souls of men. God bless you ones again.


Eliezer Gonzalez

Aug 28, 2017

Thanks Peter. It was great speaking with you on the phone right now. Expect an email from me shortly. It will be wonderful to be able to minister together. Grace and peace in Jesus – Eliezer Gonzalez


Peter palmer

Aug 27, 2017

[email protected] Hello We are a small radio group that operates in NZ South Island Freq: 88.5 Fm Very good coverage. we give thanks to God for our Network too broadcast the Gospel 24/7. Please send us Audio sermons, plus Desmond Ford Thoughts for the day. or any other material you may have in your studio. Thanks you from the team @ Praise Fm Station manager Peter Palmer Our postal Add: Peter Palmer 126 Highsted Road Casebook Christchurch 8051 Mobile: 022 587 7285


Eliezer Gonzalez

Nov 16, 2016

This article may be helpful... http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/money-stuff-and-god-will-never-leave-you


guelog

Nov 15, 2016

teach me the more how to free from the love of money


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