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Last Sunday I posted “How do you tell if you are a lover of money?”  But I don’t want to just end with people feeling guilty and just be left there.  Today’s post I want to answer the question: “How do you combat the love of money?”

This is the first of two parts.  For today’s post we will focus more on means that are helpful in “putting off” the love of money.  Part two will then look at what we “put on” instead in place of the love of money.

“Put off” the love of money by these means (Acronym: MARK):


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Christian ought not to be lovers of money (1 Timothy 6:10).  But this challenge is harder than most think.

Then there is this prediction by Paul: “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,” (2 Timothy 3:1-2).  Given the times that we are living in how much do we need to be discerning to see if we are lovers of money!

Of course people can often deceive themselves.  So how do you know if you are a lover of money?  The following are four diagnostic questions.  I tried to make it flow with the acronym “SNAP:”


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