The Lord Desires your Heart, Not your Money

April 27, 2014 Preacher: John Bell Series: Standalone Sermons

Passage: 1 Timothy 6:9–10

1. Guard your heart, Christian: the love of money is root of all sort of evil
9 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. 10 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.

2. Those who are rich in this age must conduct themselves in light of eschatological realities.
17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
(1 Timothy 6:9-10,17-19 ESV)