Do you remember when the Powerball jackpot was over a billion dollars? You had a 1 in 292 million chance of winning. Yet, millions of people rushed out to buy a ticket, thinking money would buy them happiness. Did you know that 70 percent of the people who win it big are broke within the next couple of years (as found by the National Endowment for Financial Education)? The Bible is clear. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “The love of money is the root of all evil” (KJV). Now, it didn’t say money was the root of all evil, but the love of money. Mom and Dad, stop talking about finances as if you worship the almighty buck. Teach your kids Scripture. “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money” (Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV). As you do, they’ll value it the way it was intended.

Suggested Reading: 1 Timothy 6:10, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Hebrews 13:5