Loving money over God is soul-suicide. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that those who love money over God will be eternally poor, while those who love God over money will own the universe.
Principle for Bible Reading
Interpret What Is Unclear by What Is Clear
If you cannot understand a passage, a helpful thing to do is discern what is clear from the passage (and surrounding passages) to see whether it can shed light on what is unclear.
- Are you ever tempted to love money over God? How could you tell if you do or don’t?
- What does Jesus’s discussion of the eye in Matthew 6:22–23 mean? What is the topic of conversation by what surrounds it?
- Watch the lab. Do you agree with Pastor John’s interpretation? Why or why not?
Loving Money Is Suicide | In this episode of Ask Pastor John, he advises how not to kill yourself by loving money over God.
The Deadly Deceit in Material Desires | In this article, Sheila Dougal reminds us that the path to following Christ doesn’t always lead to comfort and security.
Free from Money, Rich Toward God | In this message, Pastor John warns us that if we depend on money, it will kill us.