Why is money such a touchy subject?

Money is a primary means by which Satan can draw our attention away from God. It is likely for this reason that Jesus chose to teach on money in 16 out of his 38 parables. In one such teaching, Jesus unequivocally stated that we “cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24b). He made it clear that “where [our] treasure is, there [our] heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). The apostle Paul, in writing to his young protégé Timothy, advised that the “love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” (1 Timothy 6:10a). This is not because money is inherently bad; it is, in fact, neutral. However, money is a tool that is used frequently to turn our focus away from God. It is difficult, if not impossible, to depend on God when we are trusting in money to provide for our needs. When we have a biblical and godly understanding of money and wealth, we can use the resources God has entrusted to us for His plans and purposes.