The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10
Paul speaks about the love of money as the cause of a Christian to go astray from the faith.
What is the Love of Money?
Christians can deviate from the faith into apostasy due to the love of money. The Bible did not say money is evil; rather, it is the love of it that is evil.
Greed for anything is bad, it can be for money, food, power, attention, and more. Greed for money is what the Bible calls the love of money.
The love of money is a huge problem in the family, the church, the community, and the nation. Even the followers of Jesus Christ fell prey to the love of money. One of His disciples betrayed him for 30 silver pieces.
Those who love money are willing to do anything for the sake of money without considering anything. They are ready to kill, steal, embezzle, kidnap, and do other bad things with the sole intention of making money and they do not feel any remorse for it.
The Bible speaks of those Christians who are greedy for money and eager to become rich, of course, through dishonest means, fall into temptation and they are entrapped in sin to their own destruction (1 Timothy 6:9).
The love of money or greed for money makes a Christian commit sins. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8
How to stop Loving money?
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” We must learn to be content with what the Lord has blessed us with.
If you have the love of money then you need to repent of it and from the other sins associated with it.
Samuel the boy who became a great prophet before the Lord and was a judge of Israel had sons who were nothing like him.
He appointed his two sons, Joel and Abiah, to be judges over Israel in Beer-sheba, but they loved money, and left the ways of their father and were corrupt (1 Samuel 8:1-3).
The tragic story of Judas Iscariot is an example for all Christians who love money. The love of money will inevitably lead you into apostasy.
The Holy Spirit through Paul teaches Christians to stay away from the love of money as it can lead a Christian astray from the faith, making him an apostate.