It is said that if you want to know what is important to a person, take a look at his or her checkbook (or spending habits, if you don’t have a check book). Money marks the importance of a particular thing to us. The New Testament reflects this, particularly in the teaching of Paul. He intimates as much in 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 and is the basis of the warning in 1 Timothy 6:3-20. Money measures desire.