The spirit of mammon has one main goal: to lure us away from trusting God. It tries
to wiggle its way into all aspects of our lives, including our finances, and tells us the
exact opposite of what God tells us. Mammon says money is the answer to our
problems and wants to convince us that it can give us what only God can give us.
This spirit influences people to lie, cheat, steal, and compromise their values. It
wants to use us and get us to exploit others for money. If we let it, mammon will
generate fear in us about our money while putting us in debt; in short, it wants to
rule our lives. We can stay free from this spirit by trusting God, acknowledging we
need him daily, and being generous givers.