Christian morals

 

 

36. Does a believer commit a sin if he wants to become rich?

 

 

Yes, he commits a sin because he has ceased to obey the Word which says: “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’ ” (Hebrews 13:5 – NIV). For it is a well known fact that those who want to be rich loves money and are no longer content with the things they have.

To want to be rich, therefore, is a bad wish and this is confirmed by Paul, who says to Timothy that “those who desire to be rich fell into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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” (1 Timothy 6:9-10 – NKJV). Please, notice very carefully all the things which happen to those who desire to be rich: they fall into temptation, into a snare and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. All these things happen to them because the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. And until now many believers have strayed from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows because of the love of money

 

 

 

 

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