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Risk In Lusting After Riches

Key Verse

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10)

Text — 1 Timothy 6:6-14


A Nigerian businessman, on Social Media, lamented his ordeal in the hands of ‘Yahoo boys’ after escaping from their hideout: “Yahoo boys are scammers, who have subjected many people to pains. They are heartless people, who should not be spared by the law.”

Many youths currently wail in jail and some have met untimely death because they want to become instant billionaires by all means. The desire to get rich quick makes them to indulge in many evil practices. A number of them are into ritual murders, robbery, cultism, drug trafficking, prostitution, Internet frauds, etc. There are adults also who engage in corruptive practices because of money. God expects His children to be engaged in productive labour. True riches without sorrow comes from God. Christian youths should not emulate the ungodly means of getting rich lest they end up in sorrows like the ‘Yahoo boys.’ They should rather share the gospel with them. It is only the new birth experience in Christ that can set them free from the love of money and its grievous consequences.


Be engaged in productive labour


True riches without sorrow comes from God.

Prayer for today

Holy Father, lead me into true riches, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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