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
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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