In 1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV), the Scripture says, "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." Did the Bible say that money is the root of all evil? Absolutely not! What the Scripture really says is that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil, not money itself. Therefore, it is not the money but the person behind the money that determines its characteristics. If you’re a righteous person, you’ll put the money to good use. If you’re wicked, you’ll probably use the money for evil purposes.
We need to understand that the world cannot function without money. Everybody needs money to buy food, pay mortgages, pay for utilities, pay for your children’s education, pay medical bills and the lists go on. As the saying of Zig Ziglar goes, "Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen." Therefore, money is important and plays a significant role in our lives.
God wants us to be a good steward of our finances and use the money to advance the work of His kingdom. It takes money to feed the poor, print Bibles, set up churches and send missionaries to other parts of the world. God desires to bless us richly so that we can be a blessing to others. Are you ready to become a better steward of your God-given resources?
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