Bible Summary. Money is good, but the love of money is bad. The Bible tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil. For those that love money above all else, they will have no peace in life. Loving money as a end it itself is a false delusion that results in danger and corruption. Loving money can result in the forfeiture of our soul. See below for Biblical commentary and advice on loving money.
Loving Money Is the Root of All Evil.
The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. Lovers of money put their faith in the material things of this world above putting their faith in their Creator who created all things. This is the lust, the sin and evil, that separates us from God. 1st Timothy 6:10 advises us that money is the root of all evil.
1st Timothy 6:10, “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.”
Loving Money and Overabundance Takes Away Our Peace of Mind.
For those that love money above all else, they will have no peace in life. God desires to bless us financially, but only if we work hard and put spiritual things above money. Ecclesiastes 5:12 advises us that the abundance of the rich will not suffer them to sleep.
Ecclesiastes 5:12, “The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.”
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Accumulating Wealth Solely for the Love of Money is Full of Danger and Corruption.
Loving money as a end it itself is a false delusion that results in danger and corruption. Money and wealth are temporary and can only take care of our temporal, material needs. Money, riches, and treasure are not our gods as they can decay, depreciate, rust, become worthless, and even be stolen from us. Matthew 6:19 advises us to not lay up for ourselves treasures upon the earth.
Matthew 6:19, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:”
Loving Money So Much That You Lose Your Soul.
The Bible is clear that it is a bad choice to love money and material things above all else. God gives us choices in life, but he also warns us of the consequences of our choices. Mark 8:36 asks us what profit is there if we gain the whole world, but lose our soul.
Mark 8:36, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
More on Loving Money. See Biblical commentary from James 5:2-6, Money and Corruption