The great object of life!

(John Angell James, "Hindrances to Earnestness in Piety" 1847)

The great object of life to many professing Christians, seems to be to become rich. Their chief end does not appear to be so much to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever — as to obtain and enjoy the present world! Wealth is the center of their wishes — the invariable tendency of their desires. Jehovah is the God of their creed — but Mammon is the God of their hearts! They are devout adorers of the God of wealth.

"But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." 1 Timothy 6:9-10