For the love of money is the root for all evil…
Money, its root is what is important.
But, if I had a little more money I would ___________ (fill in the blank).
Money isn’t evil; Timothy says that.
But money can cause all kinds of evil. Envy, lust, and coveting are just a few of the evils I can mention off the top of my head.
Just talking about money conjures up all kinds of wants and desires.
Ask someone what they would do if they won the lottery or were given a million dollars. A million isn’t that much anymore. People already have a list in their heads of things they would do or places they would go. People spend a considerable amount of their time thinking about money.
People think about how they can get more money and what more money will get them. Casinos, lotteries, and TV game shows flaunt cash around to entice us and build a fire under the desire pretty much all of us have for more of the green stuff.
Money is necessary.
It provides our country and the world’s economics a basis for a timely exchange of goods. We have to have money.
Again money isn’t in itself evil, but the love of it can cause all sorts of evils. Therein lies the rub.
We need money to provide for the necessities in life. However we don’t have to waste our energies and allegiances loving money.
OK play the game, what would you do if you had a million extra dollars? (Who knows you might already be a millionaire?)
How would it make your life different? How would it make those around you friends and family different knowing you had an extra million?
What would the true cost be of having a million extra dollars? (Spiritually, mentally even physically)
Is it worth the cost? Why? Why not?
This is an excerpt from my book,
A 30 Day Biblical Approach to Love
Frank J Walker LMFT
1617 Main Street
Cambria, Ca. 93428