Saturday, June 19 NL | BR

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 6:10

From time to time we see how shares on stock markets extremely fluctuate; suddenly you are able to be a millionaire, but you also could be poor at once. If you look at the core of this, it often has to do with greed for money.

Think about the many frauds, the billions of dollars in the criminal narcotics and sex industry. What about all the underprivileged children who are abused and/or forced into prostitution. The children who are forced to be child soldiers and kill other people. The kidnapping, blackmailing and killing in the underworld and mafia.

There are many problems which are related to greed for money and humankind try to solve these. Yes, people debate and discuss about these issues, however they are looking for solutions without consulting God.

Rules and laws

The world today does not need any new law but the healthy and good rules which God has given us in His Word, such as the Ten Commandments. We cannot keep these laws though without God’s power. That is why God has given His Son; for by accepting Him in our lives, we do not only receive eternal life, but Jesus also helps us to love one another, to be faithful to each other, to live a pure and holy life, to be happy and good to your fellow human.

There are healthy principles and values in the Bible. It turns out that when human beings apply these good principles and values in life, we will be able to live well together. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a happy message full of love and forgiveness. This good news gives us a God full of love Who forgives us and wants us to forgive each other. There is hope!

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