Money isn't the root of all evil. Money is just a means of communication. But the love of money is definitely the root of all evil.
If we have a love of money we are in danger to do anything evil. If we have a love of money or wrong relationship with it, our every other relationship will be distorted and will not be right.
what is loving money?
what is loving money?
Loving money is putting wrong and excess value on money. Loving money is thinking that money is the key for life and it buys anything. Loving money is elevating its significance to the point of being god and be loved and worshiped. t can't have equal value for the rich and poor if we have love money.
Loving money is valuing money more that its worth.
The bible says
This is what the LORD says: Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, Jeremiah 9:23
Because the bible clearly teaches that being rich doesn't add anything or being poor subtract anything from life.
In fact, life does not consist in an abundance of money.
Then he (Jesus) said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions." Luke 12:15
The love of money distorts our value setting. If we put wrong value setting on money, our value setting on others goes wrong.
First and for most our relationship with God will not be right, If we have a wrong relationship with money. we don't really value our relationship with Him.
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24
Secondly, If we have a wrong relationship with money, our relationship with ourselves will not be right. we don't value ourselves as God values us.
Finally, if we have a wrong relationship with money, our relationship with others also will not be right. we don't value people as they deserve.
If we love money, we despise or even hate others. We can't love others, if we love money.
If we love money it is not a big deal for us to simply lie cheat steal and even kill.
If we don't put money in its right perspective, it is the root of all evil.
The wrong relationship with money makes us to have little value on God, ourselves and others.
Let's not love money.
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Luke 10:27