Credit / Source: The Blaze / Billy Hallowell
“The richest are not the ones who have the most, but those who need the least,” Groeschel told congregants. “Discontentment can make a rich person poor, and contentment can make a poor person rich.”
The preacher noted that it is “the love of money” and not merely money that is the “root of all kinds of evil.”
He also cited Ecclesiastes 5:10, which heralds a similar message: ”Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”
Perhaps the answer to why it is truly the love of money and not money itself that is the root of evil can be found in 1 Timothy 6:9. The text notes that those who seek to get rich can “fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires.”
Those desires, according to the Bible, can lead people “into ruin and destruction.”
In the end, Groeschel made a distinction between those who have money and use it for good and those who simply love money.