The Root of All Evil?

Red Eyes Black BackgroundMoney! Money is the root of all evil. Right?

Wrong.

Maybe it’s a pet peeve of mine. But this phrase just irritates me to no end. It’s one thing to misquote someone…happens to everyone. But before using any statement as a basis for any argument, check the facts. Especially if you’re representing the Occupy Wall Street movement on a national broadcast…just sayin’.

This quote comes from the Bible; specifically passage 1 Timothy 6:10.

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. – King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

So…the root of all evil is? The LOVE OF money. It is how YOU think and act towards money that is good or evil. Money is just an object – something we use to exchange goods and services.

I often wonder how many people are subject to a life of poverty, lack, and struggle because they falsely believe their God says money is evil.

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3 Responses to The Root of All Evil?

  1. Laslow says:

    Agree 100%! Most often, it is our own thoughts that hold us back. Money is just a tool.

  2. june says:

    Remember the parable of the talents? The servants that made good use of the talents (wealth) that were given to them were praised. The servant that hid his was admonished. Whatever blessings we are given, wealth included, we are to use wisely, increase, and help others.

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