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The Love of Money and the Root of Money

By Agholdier @agholdier

The Love of Money and the Root of Moneyagholdier:

This is one of the best (and shortest) descriptions of what money is and why it’s a good thing (and not “the root of all evil”) that I’ve ever read! I highly recommend it.

The Love of Money and the Root of MoneyOriginally posted on Ben Crenshaw:

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 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. (ESV)

A Basic Confusion

The above verses are from 1 Tim. 6:6-10. Many people who have read this passage have come away convinced that money is evil and that being rich is wrong. Who would want to fall into such temptation and risk so much? Who wants to face ruin and destruction? Yikes! It’s probably best…

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