Is Money The Root Of All EVil

Money is a good that acts as a medium of exchange in transactions. Classically it is said that money acts as a unit of account, a store of value, and a medium of exchange.So money isn’t just pieces of paper. It’s a medium of exchange that facilitates trade. We are working very hard so we can earn money.The perception general is believed that someone wealth is valued in money.

Is money the root of all evil?The apostle Paul, in his first letter to his young disciple, Timothy, had this to say: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1Timothy6vs10). Now this verse is often misquoted as saying, “Money is the root of all evil.” Notice how “money” is substituted for “love of money” and “the root of all evil” is substituted for “a root of all kinds of evil.” These changes, while subtle, have an enormous impact on the meaning of the verse.The misquoted version (“money is the root of all evil”) makes money and wealth the source (or root) of all evil in the world. This is clearly false. The Bible makes it quite clear that sin is the root of all evil in the world (Mathew15vs19,Romans5vs12,James1vs15). However, when we reflect upon the correct citation of this verse, we see that it is the love of money, not money itself, that is a source of all different kinds of trouble and evil. Wealth is morally neutral; there is nothing wrong with money, in and of itself, or the possession of money. However, when money begins to control us, that’s when trouble starts.A more idiomatic understanding of this phrase is, “For every possible kind of evil can be motivated by the love of money.” Meaning, greed can lead to any number of different kind of evils, not that all evil is rooted in the love of money.In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” (Mathew6vs24). This verse comes at the end of a passage in which Jesus tells us to “lay up treasures in heaven” (v. 19). Here, Jesus likens a “love of money” to idolatry. He refers to money as a “master” we serve at the expense of serving God. We are commanded by God to have “no other gods” before the only true and living God (Exodus20vs3; the first commandment). Anything that takes first place in our lives other than our Creator God is an idol and makes us guilty of breaking the first commandment.

People usually have this belief that money has destroyed societies and mankind.  I disagree because its not the money but the person who uses it. There are rich people who are doing a lot for their communities. And lets just say even if we get rid of all the money, I am sure human beings will find something else to use in order to get what they want? Its the character and the attitude that encourages a man to do what he does with his money and not the other way round.. A proper attitude, as well as unity in resolve and commitment will help to achieve prosperity. The key to success and prosperity is to obey God with the money that you do have .You must know that God is your source of money, know that God already owns everything and God should be first. God have given you authority over money. If your heart is pure and your motivation for money is the same as God’s motivation, then money is not wrong. The love of money is wrong, when you made god over money .Develop a ‘’friendly attitude” towards money. There is absolutely nothing wrong with money. It is a God given medium of exchange.

I personally believe we should stop blaming things that we ourselves have given value to.Did you catch that? Let me reread it. A clear distinction must be made between THE LOVE of money and money itself. Let this truth sink deep into your spirit. God is not anti-money, or anti-wealth, He is anti-money WORSHIP. He has helped us to identify that money love (worship) is the root of all kinds of evil. In fact, as we have discussed before, God’s plan is that we are healthy, wealthy, and wise in this world — as a testimony of His greatness, power, and glory to come.

Enos Denhere

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