The love of money will always be an overwhelming temptation until a man deals with the stumbling block of his iniquity (see 1 Tim. 6:9,10). Once sin is forgiven and he is given a new heart with new desires, the saved can see through the folly of chasing riches. It has been well said, “Man seeks both wealth and wisdom. Having found one, he seldom seeks the other.” The love of money may turn the head of a judge and cause him to pervert justice. But all the gold and silver in the world will not turn the head of the Judge of the universe on the Day of Wrath.
Ezekiel 7:19 ‘They will throw their silver into the streets, And their gold will be like refuse; Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them In the day of the wrath of the Lord; They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block of iniquity.