1 TIMOTHY 6:1-11 “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” (1 Tim. 6:10). Money isn’t the root of all evil. It’s the love of money that is. Many people who have very little have a greater love and lust for money than others who have lots. The amount of money one has isn’t the issue; it’s the attitude one has toward money that Paul is warning against. If money itself were evil, then we would all be in trouble, because we all need money to exist. Having just enough evil to survive wouldn’t be any better than having lots. Money is not evil, and those who have less money aren’t any holier than those who are rich. Money is amoral. That is, it’s neither good nor bad. It’s the person’s attitude who has the money that determines how its power is used—either for good or bad. A twenty-dollar bill can be a blessing or a bribe. The money can’t determine that. It’s the holder of the money that directs its power.Money is like food. We must eat to exist. But an abnormal desire to eat will kill us. So will an abnormal love for money and what it can produce. But on the other extreme, a hatred for food will also lead to death. It takes a certain amount of food to keep us healthy and alive. It also takes a certain amount of money to keep us going. It takes even more money to allow us to be the blessings God wants us to be. There is a right amount of food for each of us, and a right amount of money also. Do you have enough money to do all the Lord wants you to do? If not, increase your hope today, and get ready to prosper!

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