Money principle #18: Use Money; Don’t Worship It


For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. —1 Timothy 6:10

You’ve inevitably heard this verse misquoted. Most of the time when you hear it, the person remembers it as, “Money is a root of all evil.” Obviously, there’s a huge difference between the two. Money is benign and innocuous . . . until you empower it with affection. That’s when it leads to all kinds of evil.

Don’t think for a moment that only wealthy people are infected with the love of money. This affection occurs at every income level. There are many incredibly wealthy people whose lives are marked by charity and benevolence just like there are many people of insufficient means that are infatuated with money.

We all need to be attentive that we don’t fall into the sin of loving money. The price is too costly.

This article was originally published on October 31, 2016 by Article re-posted with permission. Click here to read the original article.