My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of 1 Timothy 6:10, ” For the Love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”. Today many people are involved in making a lot of money. Amassing wealth in different ways. Building huge luxurious Villas and purchasing expensive cars. They spend lavishly and hoard wealth either in the form of immovable property or in the form of jewels in the bank locker or sometimes as black money. It is not wrong to save money but one should not run after money. When they have more money they tend to boast over others. They become proud. Some disobey parents, and involve in squandering money in various ways. Some for want of money get into all sorts of wrong activities and thus get entangled themselves in sin and lose track of God. They become lovers of pleasure than lovers of God. When one gets money through wrong means, may be through bribe, then such blessing does not come from God. It comes from the evil. It brings curse into the family, on you and your descendants.
Naaman was a commander of the army of Syria. He was a great and honorable man. But he was a leper. His maid who was brought as a captive from the land of Israel, pleaded him to meet prophet Elisha. So Naaman met the prophet. Elisha told him to go and wash in the river Jordan, seven times. Hence Naaman went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan. Immediately , his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child.
Naaman went to see the man of God and thank him for his kindness. Naaman asked Elisha to receive all the gifts that he had brought for him. But Elisha refused to take any gifts from him. Hence Naaman returned. But Gehazi the servant of Elisha, pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he inquired if all was well?And Gehazi said, “All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, two young men of the sons of the prophets: have come from the mountains of Ephraim give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garment.And Naaman immediately urged him, to take two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him”. When Elisha heard that Gehazi his servant had followed Naaman and taken the gifts without his knowledge he tells Gehazi, “Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever”. And Gehazi went out from his presence leprous as white as snow. Thus we see from the word of God, that love for money endangers one’s life. Wealth wrongly acquired becomes a curse. Hence we should be happy with blessings that the Lord bestows upon us and we should always follow the right way to acquire wealth .
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord let not my children be lovers of money. Instead help them to love You as you are the source of blessing. May they realize that godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. Lord meet all their financial needs according to your riches. Fill their barns with plenty. In Jesus name we pray,