One of the most misquoted verses of the the bible is 1 Timothy 6:10. “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.” Money is an inanimate object, so to love something that can not reciprocate love produces a form of idolatry. When one begins to worship money, when one becomes consumed with money, and when one will compromise their morals and ethical standards then this is where in lies the true problem. Many people will say that “money is the root of all evil.” Again, money is money. Just like guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people. We can’t blame the object for the decisions of the person or people involved. The same thing applies with the misuse of money. I do not believe that God has a desire to keep us in the poor house. How much more effective can we be as disciples if we have the money to do the things that need to be done. How can we help the poor if we are poor? How can we help our neighbor, if we are in worse shape than they are in. How can we talk to the individuals who have obtained wealth in a secular about the goodness of our God, if they see us as broke and destitute. Ecclesiastes 7:12 says; “For wisdom is a defense even as money is a defense, but the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom shield and preserves the life of him who has it.” This statement comes from Solomon, which had the wisdom that surpassed that of all men. He was making it clear that the money is not the problem, it is the lack of wisdom that creates the issue. We see people that have won the lottery, and within a few years they are broke. We see athletes who make great sums of money, but usually 5 years from draft day is usually bankruptcy day. We cannot blame the money for those situations, we have to look at the root of the issue. I have not been to a school that actually teaches financial literacy. I have not gone to a church that teaches to true spiritual principles that pertain to financial literacy.
This is where we want to come into play. We have to understand what the master has in mind for us on a financially. We have to get all of the misconceptions out of the way that are being passed down from generation to generation. We have to see the transitions that must be made since we have gone from the industrial age into the present information age. That will help us with God’s plans for us to prosper, and not to fail. This is how we can live up to the benefits of obedience. Then you can be the head & not the tail. You can start being in the front instead of the back. You can be blessed in the city as well as in the field. You can be blessed going in & coming out. Out gifts will put us in front of important people. Will we be ready when an opportunity presents itself. The opportunity of a lifetime is only available within the lifetime of that opportunity. If we are not working to achieve our dreams, then we are working for someone so that they can achieve their dreams. How much more can we do in our spreading of the gospel if we have to monetary ability to get the message to the masses. If we have fortune 500 companies owned by Christians then a lot of the political agendas will not fly. If we have some true Christians who can afford to support true Christians in politics, the exclusion of God from everything will have a person or people in place to combat such attempts. When we have people that will invest in resources to stay up to date on the legal rights of the people, the we can make things happen in the realm where the decisions are made. When we learn to be proactive, and protect our assets and personal information from being stolen. When we start our own businesses that can be built to eventually create financial freedom. We have to make the change within ourselves to be able to make a change in the world. Lets come together and discuss the things that need to be done in today’s world. What are the questions that need to be answered? What are the solutions to the problems that we face daily? Theses are just some of the things that we want to help with. So come join us, and invite others to do so as well.