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Is money evil?

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:7-10

Money is not evil, but it provides more opportunities to sin in ways not afforded a poorer person. It opens doors to areas that are sinful. It creates a sense of power and security that is worldly and selfish. Money shifts ones’ focus from God to self.

The money isn’t the problem. The love and desire for more money is the problem. The best antidote for money is to give it away to others.