Don't make good things god

1 Timothy 6:6-10
"Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 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."

Sometimes Satan tempts us with a direct suggestion to disobey what we know is right. But his preferred strategy is distraction. Shift our main focus from honoring Christ, to some less good thing. Finances. Family. Vocation. Home repair. He is a master of getting us so wrapped up in these things that we forget the Lord. Lesser desires, say for wealth, supplant primary desires to trust and obey God.


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