The Love of Money

I love verse 10. This verse is often misinterpreted as money is the root of all evil.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.

That they do good, that they be rich in good work, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

What is your interpretation of 1 Timothy 6:10?
Does money issues affect relationships? How?
Can one really find true happiness from riches?

1 Timothy 6:10-11
1 Timothy 6:17-19

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Yen said...

Money is not the problem I guess, It's the person handling the money. But the sad part is that,Man becomes slave to money. Money can't leave without man but Man can leave without money, because we have a big God that provides all our needs.

Faith Imagined said...

Money does cause a lot of damages with relationships. I once read that the main subject spouses argue over is money.

Great thoughts!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

The verse said that money is not evil in itself but the love of money is. There lies the difference. If we make money the center of our being, then it becomes a veritable evil and pushes God out of the equation in our lives. That's why the love of money is evil for it clouds the vision of our true purpose in life. Money is good if we use it for noble purposes but bad if we make it our idol. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Nezzy said...

I'm sayin!!! I've known those who believed it was a sin to have plenty of resources. This has to be one of the most misunderstood and misquoted verses ever.

Money is not evil. Oh baby, we can give support and change lives with our money. It's a wonderful tool when we use it for good and God. It's the love of money that becomes evil. Puttin' that dollar way up there ahead of Christ, family and all that is important.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed and beautiful 'fall' day now, ya hear!!! :o)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi May:)

I would like to echo what Mel and Nezzy have said.

Many couples quarrel due to lack of money.It is said that when hunger comes love goes out of the window.

People who make money by honest means are good people.They are using their talents given to them by God to further themselves in life and to ensure better facilities and comfort for themselves and their families. There is nothing wrong.

Only when people give money more importance than God in their lives, they resort to evil ways to gain money.This is wrong.

Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, is spending millions of dollars for good purposes.Another billionaire Warren Buffet is also doing wonderful charity work.If a person doesn't have money he can't help others in need and ameliorate the sufferings of the poor.

As long as our priorities are right there is nothing wrong in making money.

Best wishes:)

Anonymous said...

Money is not bad and neither does wealth. God wants us to be rich, prosperous and happy with all the things He has given us here on this earth. A lot of people think that riches or wealth is bad------if you depend on your wealth and not on God, and that is a sin and the root of problems---especially in relationships. If we give back what we owe to God, and do what He asks us to do ---everything that He asks us to do---He will bless us in ways beyond what we can imagine. God will supply our need according to His riches in glory.

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