Practice a Theology of Enough

1 Timothy 6:9-10 says, “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” So what does that mean for you?

In the book Margin, Dr. Swenson tells us that those who want to get rich:

  • Fall into temptation
  • Fall into a trap
  • Fall into foolish desires
  • Are plunged into ruin
  • Are plunged into destruction

And some people who are eager for money:

  • Have wandered from the faith
  • Have pierced themselves with many griefs

I’m quite certain that no one reading this wants any of the above-mentioned to happen to them.  Then what are we to do? Practice a “theology of enough.” This means…

  • God comes first and possessions come second
  • Possessions are to be used, not loved

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