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Baxter on Covetousness 1 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Covetousness - Part 1 of 2
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1 Timothy 6:10
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll start a new Puritan study. The author you know pretty well by now, Richard Baxter. The topic, though, is a new one: covetousness or the love of money. To say this is a big problem is to understate the case very badly. Covetousness is a universal problem; it's a perennial problem; it's a dangerous problem; and, for the most part, it is an unrecognized problem. Here's the worst part: when it comes to loving money, the Church is only marginally better than the world! If you put your checkbook or credit card account alongside your unsaved neighbor's, how different would they be? Not very, I suspect. This is not pleasant to think about. If the world loves money and if our spending is the same as theirs, what can we say for ourselves? We can plead innocence, but our paper trail indicates guilt. Words lie, but money doesn't "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also". It's time to stop loving money! Richard Baxter, I think, can help us. Let's see what he has to say about the love of money, and insofar as it agrees with the Word of God, let's put it into practice. Starting now. WHAT THE LOVE OF MONEY IS NOT Baxter begins with a helpful ... More >>>

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