For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:10, NKJV
The late American comedian Joe E. Lewis said, “Money doesn’t buy happiness but it calms the nerves.” Most people appreciate his honesty concerning financial pressure. We all face the responsibility to make a living, pay the bills, and put food on the table.
But rather than seeing money as a practical necessity, some people fall head over heels in love. They develop a lifelong obsession, leading to misplaced priorities, broken homes, and untold suffering. A brief glance at the lives of celebrities and lottery winners is all the proof you need to show that money cannot fill your life with joy and meaning.
Yes, money talks—but it so rarely tells the truth. Let us listen to another Voice, and reserve our affection for the Giver of all good things.