Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you and I will never abandon you.So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" -Heb 13:5-6
The original sin of mankind of pride and to want to be our own independent God is a perversion of the Devil, and today is still his primary way to lure us away from God. The love of money is our desire to be self sufficient, not in need of dependence on God and trusting him for our daily needs. Our flesh nature wants to not be controlled or told what to do,even if for our own best interest. We would rather suffer immeasurable in our stubborn pride than accept God's loving provision for us and learn to trust in him as our provider and our complete sufficiency much of the time. The love and lust for money is based in our not wanting to really live by faith. Even for us who mean well and are striving to live for God, money dependency fights against our God dependency. This is why Jesus said humanly speaking we cannot be both rich and enter into God's kingdom. But praise be to God he can save even a rich man. If you are poor and have little, Bless the Lord for your lowly estate and trust in him for your needs, for if you do, you will see his glory! Don't seek riches. Seek Jesus. If you happen to find yourself "relatively" rich as most Americans are compared to 95%of the world, then work hard to use it all for God's glory in serving Christ. Work to share it away and you to will see God's glory! What you put your dependence in, is your god.