A Downward Spiral

Downward Spiral

We attend college or university to get a better education.

We get more education to get a better paying job.

We seek a better paying job to have more money.

We have more money to buy more or better creature comforts.

We get more creature comforts and fall 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).

How much is enough? For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. So having food and clothing, with these we shall be content (1 Timothy 6:7-8)

Rather than an upward climb, the love of material things is a dangerous downward spiral. How do you know if you love money? A professor of mine suggested not looking at how much you give away but how much you keep for yourself after you’ve given.

Let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need (Ephesians 4:28).


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