The bible says “For the love of money [that is, the greedy desire for it and the willingness to gain it unethically] is the root of all sorts of evil,…” (1 Timothy 6:10 AMP)
Honestly I just shudder at the all the news flying around about the extent and the audacity of people to get rich at all cost not minding the degree of evil, shame or danger involved.
How did we get here?
There are certain things you hear and just makes wonder.
I understand that for many, the economic situation has gone from good to bad, bad to worse, and because of the failure of the system things are going south, but is that enough excuse? The youth of today does not understand the concept of hard work, diligence and patience. They are so eager to have the good things of life without breaking a sweat. even our young ladies are not left out of this craze to make money at all costs.
This brings me to stories circulating social media of young ladies becoming a part of this craze to make money at all costs, joining cults and doing the unthinkable to ‘hook’ rich men, and the merchandising of aphrodisiac induced potions that are specifically prepared and administered on their male victims, who under the influence do anything as requested by their female partners. The list of the heinous activities our family members are getting into all in the pursuit of wealth is growing by the day.
Now my concern is not that this wickedness exists, after all the bible says “Evil people will keep on being evil, and everyone who is dirty-minded will still be dirty-minded...” Revelation 22:11 CEV. I strongly believe the family unit is the real victim here, and the target to be destroyed. The predator and the prey come from a family, and these families get exposed to several other things and as I reflect more on this, the more convinced I am that this war against the family needs a collective and definite approach.
As fathers, the buck starts with us, the society is only a reflection of the decay we ignore in the home front. That future and godly society we desire for our children is sown and nurtured in the child at home through godly parenting. What are your family values, what are you teaching your children about life, hard work, contentment, wealth, integrity, responsibility? Fathers how are we conducting our lives and affairs, can your family see through your lifestyle that godliness and contentment is great gain? Where are the fathers? Your family must not be destroyed on your watch. That beautiful daughter and strong son must grow up valuable to the family and society. And never fail to discipline when the need arises.
Let us not give up. We can do this. Train and teach your children so they are not enticed by their mates who seem to be doing nothing much but making it big. Watch the company they keep, the devil ( and it’s cubs) as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may destroy (with my emphasis). We need to pray, enlighten, educate and empower people because if not properly checked, the economic situation will adduce more reasons why our youth continue in this ungodly path.
Tsom acknowledges and appreciates our guest contributor, Dcn Alfred Imoroa for this post.