Here, Jesus likens a “love of money” to idolatry.

The love of money is what motivates people to lie, steal, cheat, gamble, embezzle, and even murder.

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I grew up hearing the quote of “money is the root of all evil,” in conjunction with listening to quotes like “filthy rich.” What is filthy about it? Why do we have a problem when someone works very hard and earns money?

What we have discussed thus far simply describes the horizontal level of the love of money.

indeed lack of money is the root of all evil!

Paul concludes the passage by telling Timothy that the love of money leads to all sorts of sin and evil.

Simple reflection on this principle will confirm that it is true.

He refers to money as a “master” we serve at the expense of serving God.

We need to consider the vertical dimension to the love of money.

In the , 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.

Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all.

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For the love of money is the rootof all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”Oh my friend, what an awful thing it is for a man not to be rich towardGod!

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He knows what is in your heart and in mine as is recordedin Mark 7:21-23: “From within, out of the heart of men [that is, out oftheir moral being] proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye,blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within,and defile the man.” No wonder God has to give us a new heart when He savesus; and I praise God that He does just that!

Why is the love of money the root of all kinds of evil?

The worth of the latter was transferred to the evil that drew to itself all the hatred and resentment of an order which drummed good into its adherents so that it could with impunity be evil.

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I have been on both sides of this coin.
I worked for several who had more money and all they did was worry about getting more.
After a bad accident,I can barely support myself.
I’m really trying to get a job.
As broke as I am,I NEVER stolen or resorted to crime for money.
Not all of us without money are thief’s and criminals.

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The next time you hear someone say “money is the root cause of all evil,” just refer them back to what Mark Twain said, “The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

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That is what happens in an abundant world. Giving is more important than receiving. A tight fisted person will not receive unless the person is ready to open up and give. Money can save nations, families, individuals, and you. Is this what we call evil?