Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.(1 Timothy 6:5-11)
Let me make this perfectly clear, the so-called “Prosperity Doctrine” which is espoused and favored by Word-Faith heretics such as Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, T.D. Jakes, Paul Crouch, Creflo A. Dollar, and Joel Osteen – to name but a few – is a lie straight from the pit of hell. When God’s people pursue money more than godliness they focus on the temporal instead of on the eternal.
The Lord Jesus Christ taught us that “where our treasure is, there will our heart be also”. Friend, if you’re trusting in the riches of this world then you’ve built your house on shifting sand. Trust in the Lord and seek after His righteousness and you’ll never be disappointed in your eternal reward.