What does it tell us that Bible says: Love of money is root of all Evil?
Why do PEOPLE Worship MONEY Instead of GOD?
1 Timothy 6:10King James Version (KJV)
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Why do people worship money instead of God? If we depend on God for our needs He will provide them.
Example: I just saw on TV where they are charging farmers a membership fee of $100.00 and stall few of $50.00 before they sell their p.roduce to the public. This is not right the farmer works hard to raise his produce and then he would have to sell a lot before he makes any money.
Question: What are some the ways that we are unjustly taking money from our brothers and sisters? There are a lot of ways that are just not right.
Very True. And as best proof of fact that: "Love of money is root of all Evil" just look at USA and Trump that worship "Money" aka being "Billionaire", so much so that our current President is a "Wall Street Billionaire", aka the definition of "Love of money is root of all Evil" and as the ultimate proof of this:
1- Trump wants to build Wall between USA and our beautiful Southern neighbor
2- Cut all regulations on Wall Street
3- Just fired Missiles into Syria based on Bush lies
Hebrews 11:6, "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
When you're doing financial well you tend to forget about God being the provider.
Deut. 8:17-18, "And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."
You are considered successful in life (worldly success) based on your physical possessions. Humans tend to live in the here and now and don't strive nor understand treasure in heaven.
Matt. 6:19-21, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Now that is the LOVE OF MONEY. But money spent and saved wisely is a blessing. We can help the needy, and live a good Christian life with a reasonable amount of money. But when greed and selfishness enter in money can be a curse to us. We should always remember that everything is God's and we are just using it while we live on his earth. All good things come from God and He is please to give to us if we love and trust in Him.
Just look at Donald Trump the Billionaire.
Or the fact that in USA 100-Million Plus People have no Healthcare or Healthcare they can afford, because the Billionaire class behind Big Health insurance and Big Pharma wants to make un-Godly amount of Money. While in Countries with Socialized Healthcare, which is all European Nations, Canada, and in fact all OECD Countries, they give Healthcare to all their People while they spend 50% less on Healthcare, because they have taken the "Love of Money" out of providing Healthcare.
Here: Multi Million Dollar compensations of Big Health Care CEOS:
I believe that what the bible is telling us is that money can be exploited as a good thing providing that we understand that it should be used to help others and not just ourselves, this way we should not be so consumed to think that we are so much better that others and loose humanity.
Boots61 You have a good answer. Money spent wisely to help our fellow man in need is the right way to go. But so many millionaires today do not do that, they give little if any of their wealth to the poor and thus they love their money and that is the root of all evil!
It is really silly to say that:
"Love money is root of all Evil.." since Money is also the root of all that is good too! After all:
1- It took Tons of Money to develop this Internet
2- It took Tons of Money to develop Air Travel
3- It took Tons of Money to develop the Bridges, Dams, Roads, etc. etc.
So what is True, is that Love of Money over fellow Man, in particular Love of Money as the expense of the Misery of your fellow Country Man, that is Evil. And indeed unfortunately so much of the life in USA has been based on this Super SCAM of Wall Street Billionaire Class on us since Regan "Love of Money" above all else is good, which is not.
I think you make the best point in this regard.
BRAVO. So I think what we can agree on is that "Money is not just good but necessary part of Human condition and growth, but too much Money is bad until it becomes Evil as in the case of People with Billions." Agreed?
If we have tons and spend it on helping people we are not loving the money. And a certain amount of money is necessary for us to live on these days. But if we hoard money and just spend it on ourselves for pleasure and keep it and not help out the poor with it then we are loving it. Some people go to bad ways to get money too like even killing people to collect their insurance, stealing, lying and cheating to get it and making money their God, ThinkDeep
But those things you have listed have destroyed and are still destroying society and the earth. Polluting the earth with planes, destroying the earth by replacing fields and tress and animals with tarmac and corrupting peoples minds with the internet.
None of this is a good thing
There is no better proof that: "Love of money is root of all Evil" than Trump the Billionaire & Clinton (the agent of Wall Street Billionaires) or the State of Healthcare in USA where 100-Million+ have no Healthcare, so that the Wall Street Billionaire Class can make an extra Trillion Dollars per Year from Healthcare damn be how many American People that would Kill or Bankrupt per Year.
For great related article Google or Anoox:
State of Healthcare in USA, leading to Joke that is ObamaCare, aka RomneyCare light, aka un-affordable Wall Street rip off, is ultimate proof of what lying Machine TEApublicans, Democrats & Wall Street Media are
Well if Trump made his Money by building things and not off the misery of the People, then his Money (his Billions) is not necessarily an indication that he is Evil. OTOH, I agree with you that State of Healthcare in USA where you have the Health insurance execs making 100s of Millions of Dollars off the misery of the American people not having (Affordable) Healthcare, that Truly is an example of Love of money being Evil.
Well the Bible does not mean that wanting Money is Evil but loving it above all else is Evil. So for example the situation we have in US where the Wall Street Billionare class are getting Billions per Year while they label Union guy asking for $70k per Year and Healthcare for his family to be "union thugs" and funding lying machines such as Foxto sell this is Evil
And some people will beg, borrow and steal money and that is what many are doing right now. They are not satisfied with there normal wages but love money so much they will do anything for it in so may different ways. They Love money instead of God who gives it!
If you Love Money over other People and your Community, that is Evil. Not that wanting to make Money is Evil, since of course we need to make Money to pay bills.
So using your example:
If a person Steals to feed his family, because there are NO Jobs around, since the Jobs have been shipped by Wall Street Big Corps to China, to make more Billions, that is Ok. But if you Steal because you are lazy and want to support a Drug habit, NO, that is not.
Yes, totally agree. Wanting to Make Money is not not Evil but a very great and must pursuit. But to want to Make Money off the Misery of the other People, as is the case in USA too often from:
For profit Healthcare
to For profit Prisons leading to US having MORE People in Jail than Europe, Canada, etc. combined, that is EVIL.
"U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other nations"
Yes I agree and for profit prisons are evil and the government and medical profession are all to line their pockets with money at the expense of ppeople and they could care less about it killing them. God knows all this and there will come a day of punishment.
Yes, another example of Love of money being Evil is the For profit Prisons in USA. which then resulted in these bastards using the Democrats and Republicans they control in passing draconian laws in US to fill the jails in US with poor and middle class over mundane issues, such as smoking Pot or doing Coke, so that the For profit Prisons can make Billions in Money. And of course all this Evil application of Money is happening because this Wall Street gang also controls the Media in US.