Faith Fridays are all about providing a visual to strengthen your faith. Some times we just need to witness the awesome moves of God in someone else’s life to remind us that He is real and can still perform miracles in our own lives! If we just believe, anything is possible with God!
William loved money, so much so that it cost him his marriage and his freedom. He chased money until he compromised his integrity and lost the fortune he had sought after. The bible warns us about the perils of loving money and making it one’s idol. It warns us about wearing ourselves out to get rich. Worrying about money, consuming ourselves with worldly treasures, and chasing after riches can only open up a Pandora’s box of disappointment and disillusionment, addiction, greed, lust, and more. We are not to neglect the financial areas and responsibilities in our lives; however, we are to not serve and love money!
For the LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 1:6 NIV)
Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. (Psalm 62:10 NIV)
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15 NIV)
Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. (Proverbs 23:4 NLT)
Watch this video of William’s testimony about his obsession with money and how God delivered him and is still working on his heart. While in prison, he spent time with Christians, learned about faith and God, and accepted His forgiveness. While William’s addiction was money and his sin a love for money, we all have something, if not a love for money like William, that we need to lay at God’s feet and ask God for forgiveness and deliverance. Thank God, though, that His forgiveness and mercy extends to us all!