Many people have defined money in different ways, your perspective of what money is matters. Your view about money has a lot to do with how you will live your life, for one, money is the only reason why some people think they are living. They live and work for money, while the high doesn’t work for money, because in actual fact, money works for the high people. The real joy of living is to make money work you, so that you do not become a slave of money as many people are today.
Money is the reason why there is a rise in crime rate, many people are ready and can do anything including killing fellow human beings because of money. They value money above the sanctity of human life, why do people esteem money above all things in life? What is in money that gives it so much strength that it has come to possess? Why is money seen as next to God? already our Lord Jesus Christ said, “You cannot serve God and mammon”. Mammon is the god of money.
From the statement above, which came from the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ, it seem to me that people only serve two types of deity on earth, The Almighty God or the unrighteous mammon. If you analise it, you will find this assertion to be true. With this point, I will like to give definition to money according to my own understanding of it in light of what the Bible teaches.
Money is not the root of all evil as some erroneously believe, the Bible did not say it that way, what the Bible says is, “The love of money is the root of all evil”. When you love money and value it above every other thing then you are in for evil actions to get money by all method. Getting money by all method or planning to do so is evil and should be shorned by you and all good citizens of this world.
Money is not everything, neither can money do everything. When I said that sometimes ago, a fellow answered me with a quotation from the Bible that states, “Money answers all things”. This statement is true and can be found in the book of Ecclesiastes 10: 19 and I will like to quote it as it was written in the Bible, “A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things”. Here the preacher was talking about feasts, (that is wine and dine) and the role of money in it. It is not referring to all things in life but all things as per feasting. Money cannot buy love, it cannot buy many other important aspects of life, this point by now, you should have come to realize.
Money is nothing but the medium of exchange of goods and sets rendered, it is the agreed legal tender permissible in the nations of the world. We know that this defer from country to country hence the British use the Pound Sterling, the Americans use the US dollars and so on. The economy of the world is getting harmonized to the level that money have the same value wherever you go in the world. Some currencies are stronger that others though, but the value of buy is almost always equivalent. Money has progressive beyond the level of using bank currencies, now money can come in form of checks, e-currencies, and so on.
Money is neither good nor bad, it is what you make it to be. You can make good use of it, use it to help people and help turn things around for your own and other people’s good. At the same time, money can be used to destroy yourself or other people. For example, a man who have money but uses it to buy hard drug is using money in a bad way. A nation that uses its resources to produce weapons of mass destruction is using money in a very bad way and so some can say the money is bad. So truly, you know now that money is neutral, neither good nor bad.
Is money evil? No, in fact, money is needful by people in this world, you probably stopped by to read this article because of your quest for more money. You wanted to learn more about money so you could make or earn more, this is a good and godly desire. It is not only good but also godly to desire more money in a clean and easy way for the good of your family members and yourself. There are a lot of things you can do to earn authentic money both online and offline. I wish you success in your endeavor.