The love of money is more than dangerous — it’s spiritual suicide.
The consistent warning of Scripture is that the people of God better watch their backs when it comes to the allure of financial gain (Matthew 6:24; 1 Timothy 6:10). Earning a stout salary can be a good thing, but what we do with those earnings is all important — and the writer to the Hebrews can help us.
In a list of practical exhortations, he writes,
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
This is a simple verse, but the line of argument is astounding. Notice the first two lines. The commands parallel one another:
keep your life free from the love of money and
be content with what you have.