Proverbs 16:16 – How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
The love of money touches everyone in life, and we often spend most of our working hours trying to get more. The more we get, the more we want. The worldly man will always assess anything and its worth based on money and how much he can get in return. For many the appetite is for material possessions that they do not necessarily need.
The Bible condemns the desire to get rich, not because money is sin, but because money makes a terrible master (Matt. 6:24; 1 Tim. 6:9, 10). People whose primary goal is to get rich serve money – and therefore cannot serve God. Does money serve you or do you serve money? How much time do you spend earning money? How much time do you spend with God in your daily life? How much time in a day do you spend in preparing yourself for eternity? In your list of priorities, where does God fall compared to money? Are you more interested to make more money than spending time with God? The answer to these questions will help you identify who your master really is.