Just as the love of money is the root of all evil, so too, is the hate of money.
Like it or not, money is this realm’s “currency.” It is, at its essence, the means for freedom; freedom to choose whom you will serve.
A poor person, unless introduced to and accepting of God, feels he has no choices in life. His is an existence of mere existence; one fraught with constant worry and peril.
But, through God, all things are possible. The acceptance of God into one’s soul opens one’s eyes to the temporary nature of poverty. If one aspires to be better and educates himself, and works hard to attain money, that person elevates his economic status.
By disdaining wealth, and the very idea of Capitalism, one shackles himself to poverty, and the notion of “Fairness.”
Fairness is a notion that results in the desire to have “good intentions,” instead of “measurable results.”
Wealth is a measuring mechanism. Good Intentions are bricks of self-indulgence that are useless, except to line the road to Hell.
While idolization of money is evil, so, too, is the vilification of money.
God invented money for us to use as a means to have earthly worth and freedom.
The more money you have, the more options you have. The more options you have, the freer you are. The freer you are, the freer you feel to decide whom you will follow.
This may be why Progressives, who publicly eschew money (while idolizing it privately), are so invested in instilling in others the notion that they should gladly enslave themselves to Poverty, or Envy, or Covetousness, in order to be “better” people.
But, these better people end up serving The Other. Why? Because they cannot meet their basic needs. Because they value envy and sloth over independence and industry. And so, they get poorer, and more desperate, and desperate people are so much more susceptible to corruption.
There are over 2300 passages in the Holy Bible about money, and how to steward it.
If money weren’t important to God, it wouldn’t have been created. God also created Free Will: the ability to decide whether to believe in God, or not, and to follow Him, or not.
So, money is an aspect of Free Will. It’s all in how we choose to see it and use it.
So, those among us who decry Capitalism and who extol Socialism serve The Other, not God.