The roundtable question is, “is money the root of all evil?”
I Timothy 6:10 tells us, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.”
Notice it states, “the love of money,” not money itself.
So the love of money is the root of all evil, not money. In fact the scripture is clear in Ecclesiastes 10:19: “A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.”
Money answers things, not feelings.
Money should have a purpose and used as fuel for that purpose. Money is not evil, but the love of money is the root of evil. When we misplace our love from God to things, that is when we begin to love money.
Money answers things, but not a broken marriage; it answers things, but not an empty heart; it answers things, but not a sound mind. It has never healed anyone, nor has it ever died for anyone.
People who place their love in money will die for it, steal for it, divorce for it, lie for it, and eventually lead to a life that is convoluted.
God wants His people to be wealthy, healthy and prosperous in our soul, mind and will.
3 John 2 tells us, “ Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
It’s the will of God for you and I to prosper, but not to love the prosperity more than God. We should never base a decision solely off of money. The reason is if are engaging and linking up to it, it should be based off of our purpose not the love of the money.
Money will always follow your purpose. Why? Because God has fuel for those who pursue their purpose.
Some people are still dating their past and marrying their future, so they misplace their love for God on what they loved in the past.
We sow or invest toward our future not our pain. You can be a billionaire and that is fine with God. He just wants us to place our love not on the money, but on our love for Him.
He is the president and CEO of the universe. He created all the raw material for us to enjoy. Don’t allow the pain of the past to be a voice in your life. Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the World. You are loved, appreciated, respected, full of wisdom and understanding, overcomer, victorious, whole, and winning in life.
Mark Brown is the senior pastor of Faith City Church in Williamson County. His passion is to encourage people to reach their full potential in Christ, reaching out with Christ’s message of life and hope. Mark can be contacted at email@example.com.