“He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.”
I can say without a shadow of doubt that money is the root of all kinds of family problems. Many of our families are in financial bondage, and it’s the devil's plan to keep you there.
One of the most helpful things American families can learn is the difference between needs and wants. We have wants that aren’t genuine needs, and the desire for more and more things isn’t making us happy.
Surveys of married couples show that the number one problem in homes is not sex, children, or in-laws, but finances. Many young couples today think they have to get in three years what it took their parents thirty years to accumulate, and they can go out and get it with the false god of credit.
Your personal value is revealed not by money but by godliness. You don't need wealth to give you contentment, and what you do accumulate, you're not going to be able to keep. You’ll never see a hearse going along with a U-Haul attached behind it. There are certain things we cannot keep and certain things we cannot lose.
What are you leaving behind? The greatest wealth you have is not in the bank. If you have children, your greatest wealth is your children. Prosperity is posterity.
What legacy are you leaving in the hearts and lives of your children? Faithfulness to God? Love for His Word? Knowing how to pray and hear from God? Missionary statesman Jim Elliott said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”