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The Love Of Money

The Love Of Money
By Mark V. Markov

The love of money
Is the root of all evil
If you don't help the one in need
When you are able

Then you became a Levite
Or priest that passed by
The one in need.
The second commandment of Jesus Christ
Is to love other as self.

The first commandment is to love God
With all your heart, soul, and mind
But if you break
The second commandment
To love the other as self

Then you break the first commandment also
Because if you truly love God
With all your heart, soul, and mind
Then you would honor Him
And obey out of love.

You would then
Keep the second commandment
To love other as self.
The two commandments are inner connected

And the definition of loving other as self
Refers to the one in need.
As described in the Samaritan illustration.
He helped the one in need
And paid for him.

So those who break the two commandments
Show to God
And to the world
That they love money
More then God and more then the one in need
They show to God
And to the world
That they love money more then God
And more then life.

The love of money
Is the root of all evil.
Money itself is not evil
Because how can you help
The one in need financialy
If you don't have money?
Money is a valuable resource

A person can still be rich
And have lots of money
As long as the person
Gets baptized in water
By full immersion.
Baptized in the Holy Spirit
With evidence of speaking in tongues.
Keeps the commandments
And is always ready to help
Others in need
If that need arises.

If we believe we are one family of God
We are all brothers and sisters in Christ
And we should love each other
We cannot hate another
Brother or sister in Christ
For if we hate
Then we don't have God in us.

The love of money
Is the root of all evil.
Money itself is not evil
Because how can you help
The one in need financialy
If you don't have money?
Money is a valuable resource.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Luke 19:1-27 ESV

Jesus and Zacchaeus

1 He entered Jericho and was passing through.

2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.

3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature.

4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.”

6 So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully.

7 And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”

8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.”

9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Parable of the Ten Minas

11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

12 He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.

13 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’

14 But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’

15 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.

16 The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’

17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’

18 And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’

19 And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’

20 Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief;

21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’

22 He said to him, ‘I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?

23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’

24 And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’

25 And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’

26 ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

27 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’”
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