Hebrews 13:5, 6 – 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.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (NIV 1978)
My Musings – We have because God has given it to us. We do not have, because God has not given it to us. Either way we can and should be content. Because God will never leave us or forsake us.
My Advice – Work hard to achieve and attain, but do not let it consume you. Be content with however God blesses you, whether with much or little.
1 Timothy 6:10 – For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (NIV 1978)
My Musing – Money is not the root of evil. There are many wealthy believers and servants of Christ, who have learned to control their lust and greed for more wealth. Rather it is not being able to control this (the love of money) that is the root of all evil.
My Advice – Make sure you keep money and the accumulation of wealth in the proper perspective. Uncontrolled it can destroy careers, relationships and lives. Good stewards, on the other hand, are generally blessed with more wealth because they possess and control it, rather than being possessed and controlled by it.