But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.
~ 1 Timothy 6:9-11 ~
I just finished saying to SO, "I want to be rich. Well, I am rich--but I want to have a lot of money. Money buys freedom and makes a lot of things easier," (and that is true) and I walked into the house and opened my computer to this--the verse of the day email from Sojourners.
Yes, it is true that I wish I had a lot of money. I'd share. And when I read this verse, I was so clear that I want God more...faith, love, endurance, righteousness, godliness, gentleness. Yes, all these things.
Okay. So having lots of money is next on my list.