“Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the Word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in, choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful”
People have many misconceptions and illusions about money. Money can buy some things but not others. It can buy marriage, but it can’t buy love. It can buy four years in college, but it can’t buy an education. Money can hire a doctor, but it can’t make you well. Money can take you almost anywhere except to Heaven. It can buy almost anything except happiness.
Some people think money means security. But there’s no security in money. It fades away.
The Bible speaks of “the deceitfulness of riches” because earthly treasures can be wiped away so easily. Are you putting your trust and hope in things of this world or of eternal value?