Timothy Study – Part 14. The lesson on June 10, 2007 continues the audio series in Timothy and discusses money. Paul is writing Timothy in Ephesus and he’s telling Timothy to let the people know that money isn’t everything. Let’s face it, we always know that there are going to be problems in life and most of the times the solution to those problems is money. A modern day song writer wrote a song with lyrics that said “money can’t buy me love”. That much was true because only true love comes from God. We need to discern the difference between godly love and worldly love. This chapter talks about the love of money being the root of all evil. The lesson is that godliness with contentment is great gain. Unfortunately there are those in the church that gain is godliness which derives from unwholesome words. Ecclesiastes 10:19 says “A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.” This was written from a worldly perspective in the walk of man. Money pays the bills but the love of money is where pride comes in and causes evil. Pride has its origin in disobedience to God and the devil. Pride makes men think his way is better vs. God’s but we’re told in Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” The ungodly man works hard at what he does! Proverbs 16:27-30 “An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.” Churches today have made decisions to accommodate the world and get numbers into the pews… wheter by the Power Team or Christian rock music, they have deceived themselves to think gain is godliness. The old church hymnals are written by people that were dedicated to the ministry of Christ Jesus instead of looking at it as a business. An epidemic called Affluenza has taken hold in America we learned by reading an excerpt from the book called “Affluenza” that described the age of the consuming epidemic. We are encouraged to be happy with what God has given us and not to be dissatisfied. In verse 12 we are told to fight the good fight.