Revisiting my previous thoughts
Remember this week I posted a posting with pretty much the same title Money Can Be the Root of All Evil, where I tried to take a much less religious viewpoint, but I figure I am allowed to take a Christian point of view, given this is Sunday.
From another point of View
Remember the bible quote:
1 Timothy 6:6-21.The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
Money is not the root of all evil as most folks erroneously like to quote of this passage, the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, but sometimes it is easier to shorten the passage to fit your argument I assume.
Money is a tool that can be used towards whichever ends you want that to be, and from a Christian perspective, money can be used for a great deal of good through Charitable donations, and other good works. The Love of Money is the dangerous thing, losing your perspective spiritually and in your life in the blind pursuit of riches and money is the problem.
In my younger days, I worked very long hours in search of esteem and mostly more money, but I have found as I get older, money is not all it is cracked up to be. I have found I have the innate ability to spend a little more than I make, no matter how much money I make, so making more money becomes a vicious spiral. You end up working more, to make more, and lose track of what is important in this life.
I still make a very nice salary, and I work hard for that salary, but life no longer is centered around my job, which is a nice change.
Make money work for you, make it the tool for the creation of good things in your life, but do not become it’s slave and you’ll be much happier.
Wow, two posts from one biblical quote!