Emanna for 03/01/2020
Love of Money...A Root of All Evils
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all evils, because of which some, aspiring after money, have been led away from the faith and pierced themselves through with many pains. Romans 13:7 Render to all the things due: tax to whom tax is due, custom to whom custom is due... (8) Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another... Words of Ministry
The thing that touches us the most is money. Hence, we must first learn righteousness in the way we deal with money. We cannot spend other people's money, much less can we steal money from others. We cannot turn other people's money into our own by improper means. Turning what is not ours into something that is ours through any improper means or in any subconscious way is unrighteousness. We cannot borrow something from others and never return it to them. At the beginning of our Christian life, we should do our best to clear up any financial entanglements with others; we must not be loose in this matter. If God has shown you that you owe others anything, that you have stolen from others, or that you have extorted from others, you have to deal with it. You have to deal with any evasion or omission in tax that is due the government. You must deal with the matter of money very seriously. You have to deal with everything in the past that the Lord puts His finger on, and you have to do your best to preserve yourself in this matter in the future. If you are loose in this matter, you will be loose in every matter. If you cannot financially afford to repay everything all at once, you must first confess to others what you owe, and then do your best to make restitution later.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Central Messages, pp. 214-215. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 1/27/98)