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An "a" is a mighty big word

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

I Timothy 6:10

Money is the Root of all Evil False. Money is a neutral thing. It has no power. It can do nothing for you or against you. How can it be evil? If this is true, then we are making money the scape goat for a deeper issue. The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil False. If we are not careful we will make the love for money an all encompassing sin. We will begin to lay blame at the feet of those who have wealth because it could appear that they must love money over God. Paul does not say it is “the” root. An "a" is a Mighty Big Word The important word we might be missing is a very small word, “a”. The love of money is “a” root of “all kinds” of evil. In other words, Paul is pointing out that loving money over God, as some do, is one of many things we can chase after that pulls us away from a life of devotion to God. This means the wealthy, the un-wealthy, the financially sound or those deep in debt can find themselves equally eager for money. When we chase anything over God, we wander from the faith. As the hymn writer of Come Thou Fount would say, “I’m prone to wander, Lord I feel it.” When we find ourselves in a trap of any kind of evil, we find grief and destruction. Stop Blaming and Start Owning Men we must always look to root causes for our sin. Never look to lay blame on things or even our actions. The root cause is always our heart that is the driving force for our actions. As we seek to be good stewards of our finances, may we always look at our hearts. Are they pure? Have we been eager for money to fix our issues? Do we understand that the Lord is the Giver of all things and all we have is His? Let’s keep the right context.

Travis Sellers MD5 Lab Facilitator

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