Hello once again, greetings from this side of the world.

So this is a continuation to my last post: Money Makes Me Happy where I left some questions to be answered. I asked if my loving money was carnal and why indeed is it said that love of money is the root of all evil, beside it’s biblical basis? Actually what I meant was an explanation as to why and how the love of money is the root of all evil.

Someone replied via WhatsApp and I wasn’t going to share it before, but because of another comment from someone else, who really wants us to talk about this topic for her to better understand, I am going to share the reply.

THE COMMENT THAT INSPIRED ME SHARING MY CONVERSATION VIA WHATSAPP

 

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MY CONVERSATION VIA WHATSAPP

04/04/2017 15:20:22:  The truth is we all have an affection for money and the things money can get us, and there is an healthy side to it as it could motivate us to work harder etc…
But an excess of that affection is what the bible is against. 1 tim 6:10. The literal translation of “love of money” is avarice which means: reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
04/04/2017 15:21:09:  Or an extreme greed for material wealth
04/04/2017 15:29:10: What you love, you value above all else, you go after it with all you have.
The love for money becomes out of proportion when one elevates money above the other things in life. V 11 tells why the love of money is the root of all evil.
And it’s really simple, an unhealthy desire for money will make one neglect family, morals, other humans beings and the ethics that govern human relationships etc hence, the lover of money will defraud people he won’t care that he might be destroying the persons future because that money was the victim’s schl fees, the lover of money will make fake drugs because he forgets that people will die from it, the lover of my will cut costs on building projects because he doesn’t mind the lives that will be destroyed when the building collapses. The lover of money will carry cocaine in his GI tract because he forgets that his life is important and precious and that a number of people need him alive. He also forgets that the drugs he is gonna sell is gonna wreck the lives of the young addicts

Hmmmmmmm too, right? Lol…so what do you think? Do you completely agree with this person? Do you have more to add or subtract? Do

A question just occurred to me: HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR LOVE FOR MONEY IS HEALTHY? BECAUSE REALLY, THIS IS A VERY SUBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT AND WILL DIFFER WITH PEOPLE…SO WHAT IS THE BORDERLINE FOR HEALTHY LOVE OF MONEY AND UNHEALTHY LOVE OF MONEY (WHICH SHOULD BE THE STANDARD FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL).

 

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6 thoughts on “Is Loving Money Carnality?

  1. The first question is : what is your purpose for having money? If your purpose is healthy then your love for money will be healthy.
    For instance if your purpose is to amass wealth for yourself and acquire lots of luxuries, of course your love for money will be unhealthy. You will do anything you can to get money.
    I’m not saying having luxuries is bad but from what I’ve studied, genuinely rich people are first problem solvers.

  2. I think a very useful standard to judge our love for money is to ask ourselves: When last did I give without being asked or out of obligation (tithe, offering etc don’t really count here because for many people it is a routine)?
    I agree with you that healthy and unhealthy love is Subjective, so each individual has to determine that based on their values. So when you are violating you your own internal principles and values because of money I think you should check yourself. For instance when you start neglecting family and friends whom you value alot so that you can make an extra buck or because of your money goals ALONE, you can’t help a friend in need, that’s an issue.
    But then again, there are absolutes. Violating ethics of human behaviour because of money is flat out wrong. People should not be intentionally run over in your pursuit of money. There shouldn’t be any form of dishonesty or cheating in your pursuit of money 💵 and the like. And most importantly money shouldn’t make us compromise our faith and relationship with the Lord. God’s instructions should not be disobeyed… For instance God tells you not to take a job and you act otherwise because it’s a very well paying job, there’s something wrong.
    Jesus says you can’t serve God and mammon. Not God and the devil meaning that money has enough pull to match God and could deceive us even more than the other evil things of the Devil.

    All in all, I still think your propensity to give is inversely proportional to your love for money

  3. Then for the lady that has a goal, there’s nothing wrong with having money goals. Goals give you purpose and motivation. The issue is WHY and to what length are you willing to go yo get it?

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