The Word of God consistently warns us that the focus of our heart must not be on earthly or carnal things. We are admonished to, “ Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2)
Our culture today, however, has sought to draw men away from the diligent pursuit of God. The spiritual architects of modernism have successfully stuffed many, who should know better, into the matrices of fame, greed and covetousness. Some, from their lofty platforms and contaminated pulpits, have belched out doctrines of devils and traditions of men. Through fear, intimidation and manipulative tactics they lead the unsuspecting faithful into the clutches of charismatic witchcraft, for the sake of the almighty dollar. These have erroneously concluded that gain is godliness, and have fully ignored the biblical exhortation that, “godliness with contentment is great gain”.
Consequently, because of their Love of Money, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Worldly desires are still diametrically opposed to godliness. It is for this reason that the Apostle John carefully warned us, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:15-17).
I think there is an urgent need for us all to honestly consider our heart’s position and ensure that it is truly set right.