1 Timothy 6:9-10
“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.”
I once watched a documentary titled “The Hope Diamond.” This diamond was discovered in the 1600s. The documentary traced all the people who had ever purchased the Hope Diamond and what had happened to them. Very wealthy people had bought the Hope Diamond.
Every rich person who had ever bought the Hope Diamond died, became poor, or lost all his children. The conclusion was that behind this diamond was a curse.
One rich man who bought it owned the The Washington Post newspaper. He bought this diamond in the 1900s. They showed his beautiful houses. One was called the Freedom House, sited on about two hundred acres in Washington, D.C. This man became a divorcee; a car killed one of his children; and finally, he went mad and was put in an asylum.
After this, another rich man who also bought it said he did not want trouble so he donated it to a museum in America.
Today the Hope Diamond sits in the Smithsonian. Many miserable and so-called rich people had been in possession of the Hope Diamond at one time in their lives.
There is a common belief that money is everything. Some say, “If I get money, life will be better”; “If I get money, everything will be OK.” I agree money is important, but it is not everything.
Make Jesus your God, not money!