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Tomlapaz
  • From:USA

Date Posted:25-04-2018 07:28:12

Money itself is not evil.  Possessions are not.

It is the love of such that leads to evil.  And interestingly - such love can be found in both rich and in the poor.   In anyone.

1 Timothy 6:10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.


Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'" (Hebrews 13:5-6, ESV).

The author is talking to Hebrew Christians who have lost a whole lot, and he's speaking to people who have next to nothing and he says to them, "Just be content. Don't worry. Don't love money." It's easy to say, "Oh, those rich people really love money." But, you know what? I think sometimes it can be people who don't have money who love money more than rich people love money. All they think about is more money.

Then, the Lord says, "...for He has said..." This is one of those times when we're given a saying of the Lord Jesus Christ that is outside of the Gospels. This is something that was revealed to the Apostle, and he's sharing it with us. He's saying, "Now, the Lord has said, 'I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, NOR FORSAKE YOU.'"

I love how the Amplified Bible translates it. It says, "I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]"

There's a whole string of double negatives in that saying of Christ because, in the Greek language, when you underlined something and made it bold, put it in italics, you would use a double negative. It's very emphatic.

Jesus: For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me. But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.
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