And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”—Luke 12:15
It’s imperative that we don’t misread Scripture and walk away with the idea that asceticism is the key to right Christian living. Greed and avarice are wrong, but having money isn’t. Throughout the Bible, God financially blesses others—in fact, so much of God’s work relies on responsible and charitable people of means.
It’s when we begin grasping at wealth and desire it above all that it poisons us.
This article was originally published on October 31, 2016 by CDFAcapital.org. Article re-posted with permission. Click here to read the original article.