Lovers of Money
It is at First Timothy Six that Paul the Apostle warns us that they who will be rich fall into temptation and a snare. Notice that the warning is not to those who are rich, but those who will be. The caution seems to refer to the pursuit and life goal of wealth, much as the Savior asked us to consider the worth of the whole world if we lost our souls while gaining it. This is why Paul further warned that the love of money is the root of all evil. Though such a statement may seem exaggerated, Judas considered the Lord Himself of lesser value to him than money. Though he repented, Judas’ gross and untimely end justifies Paul’s assertion that lovers of money are in danger of perdition and destruction. The words are synonymous in meaning, and remind not only of Judas, but also of the Savior’s warning about the temporal nature of earthly treasure. They do well to heed who are lovers of money.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater