You’ve likely heard people say: “Money is the root of all evil.”

But that’s a lie.

The Apostle Paul actually states: “The LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”

It’s the LOVE of money that’s evil.

Greed leads to lying, cheating and stealing to fill an endless appetite for more. This also leads one to take on risky investments. “Greedy people try to get rich quick, but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty,” Solomon warns in Proverbs 28:22.

But there’s another type of financial sin that’s even more dangerous, and more common.

And odds are, you’re committing this sin … as it’s masked as being “conservative” and “smart.”

It’s the love of money that is so great, one does not dare risk losing any of it.

They hoard it.

They stuff it in a bank account, a CD, gold or some other safe asset.

And yes, that’s a sin.

If that sounds harsh, don’t get mad at me. Get mad at Jesus.

In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25), the master entrusts his three servants with his money.

After a long time, when the master returns, the man who got five talents (a lot of money) created five more through his investments. The one who got two, created two more. The master rewarded these men by entrusting them with even more, saying: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

But the servant who got one talent was afraid and buried it. He told his master: “I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here’s what belongs to you.”

The master scorned the saver, saying: “You wicked and lazy servant!” He took the one talent and gave it to the others.

So, let me ask you: Are you that third servant?

Are you afraid of losing the money God has entrusted to you? Have you “buried” it?

Yes, you should give some away through tithes and offerings. And God clearly states, “Test me with this, and see if I will not throw open to floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room to store it.” (Malachi 3:10.)

But donations can only go so far.

I believe, like the servants in the parable, we are called to invest God’s money. We really need to think about how we can change the world by investing in the right businesses.

In a new interview, former Governor Mike Huckabee reveals what he’s doing with the money God has entrusted to him.

He calls it “a miracle,” and it’s already changed over 100,000 lives!

Go here to watch the interview

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One day, like the master in Jesus’ parable, God will return and He will want to know what you did with the money he entrusted you with. My hope is that he will say: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”


Past performance is not a predictor of future results. All investing involves risk of loss and individual investments may vary. The examples provided may not be representative of typical results. Your capital is at risk when you invest — you can lose some or all of your money. Never risk more than you can afford to lose.