“Money is the root of all evil.” How many times has that been misquoted? People are quick to throw this saying around, but slow to consider the actual warning from scripture, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” (1 Tim 6:8)
So what does it mean to move $? Here are a few common attributes of something we love:
1) Spend time thinking about it
2) Spend time pursuing it
3) Spend time dreaming about it
4) Doing it or not doing it (having it or not having it) drastically affects our state of mind
Take, for instance, hunting. Look at this list and if all 4 apply to hunting, you love hunting. Now, do all 4 or a few of these apply to money?
The verse that gets much less press is the one just before the heavily misquoted one: “But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.” (v9)
Do you long to be rich? Do you love $?