Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MONEY

I feel sad every time I heard this quote; "Money is the root of all evil." Whoever started this wrong quote was either missing the few words before that phrase or had cut it short intently. The accurate verse is found in 1 Timothy 6:10a "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." NIV
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Money is a blessing from God. Money brings good things if you know how to use it. But it is the love of money that sparks up the bad thoughts and intentions. God gave us money to use it for our own good, but sad to say that some made money their god. Some idolize it in the way that they keep it as much as they can even if somebody in the family is in need. Some just do "everything" to acquire a lot of money. But let us remember, it is God who gave us money. Yes, we worked for it, but it is God who gave the work. Maybe some could disagree with me, but everything we have, even our breath comes from God.
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If you got a lot of money, be grateful to God. Enjoy your money because that is a blessing from God. If He touches your heart to help others, do so unselfishly. And if you got no money, don't worry; "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5 NIV

6 comments:

iWalk said...

Agree with you!

I think money itself is litmusless. It's good or bad things rely on how we get it and how we use it.

Erik said...

Hi Grace, I'm here. I'm agree with you about money.

Have a nice day grace

Merryn said...

totally agree with you.. the LOVE of money IS the root to evil.. :)

Lisa said...

I agree with you Grace.Money can be a good thing if greed doesnt take over when we have to much of it.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Excellant word Grace. Yes, the "money is the root of all evil" was taken out of context. I have even said it myself knowing what the whole extent is. It's because so many have a love for money and lose so sight of what they should be doing instead. Greed is a sin, yet there are so many living with that sin. Place our hearts and needs in the trust of the Lord and life is much simpler.
I hope many read this post Grace. It's a great reminder. Thank you and God Bless

Denise said...

I agree my friend.