Money. They say it makes the world go ’round. They say you can never have too much of it. And people generally DO use the expression money is the root of all evil. But did you know that saying is actually a misquote? The original , accurate saying is from the Bible, and it doesn’t say that money is evil.
Money is only an inanimate object. It can’t be inherently evil or good. The actual verse from the Bible states this “For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.” (emphasis mine.) So think about it from that perspective and you get a whole other idea of what makes the world the way it is. It really is true. What makes people greedy? The love of money. Why do they cheat, rob, steal, and lie to one another? The love of the green. Why do they leave their current job for another one? Cold, hard , cash. Why do people want to be famous? Singers, movie stars, reality stars? The millions of dollars that come with such a spot.
In today’s society it seems as if everyone wants to be famous. You see these talent and voice competitions, and the lengths people will go to , just for their chance at “the big one.” Willing to change their lives, personalities, and even uproot their families, and for what? Money.
As the band Nickelback so eloquently puts it in their song “RockStar” , “I’m going to trade this life for fortune and fame, I’ll even cut my hair and change my name. ”
I guess I never really cared much for money. I mean , don’t get me wrong, it’d be great to have a ton of cash just to spend on my kids, or to take an awesome vacation. But, you can only spend so much of the stuff in one lifetime. Think about it, even 1 million dollars is really a gob of money! Unless you bought a million dollar jet, or farm , it would be difficult to go through a million dollars in your whole life. Money should only be a means to an end, not the end itself. It should be used to provide necessities, spoil our children and grandchildren, and help those with less than we are blessed with. Money itself is not an evil idea. But some blessed with an abundance of it, sure have used it for evil purposes.
Bottom line is , you can’t take it with you. Even if you could, there wouldn’t be anything to buy with it when you got there, lol. 🙂