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For 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)

Root Cause Analysis is an analytic tool used in many fields to determine the basic cause of problems causing events. Are you wondering why something evil really happened? Scripture advises us to “follow the money” in order to understand the root cause of all evil; that which is injurious to the rights of others.

In 1 Timothy 6:10 the Lord explains through the Apostle Paul that the root cause of all harmful injustice in the world is avarice; the love of money; greediness for money; an excessive desire for gaining and possessing wealth. How much wealth does God think is excessive? The answer is a simple one, however, it’s hard to swallow. We should be content; at peace and satisfied having nourishing food to eat and clothing and housing to cover us. For many today, housing would also include a car to shelter us while commuting. (1 Timothy 6:8)

Avarice dangerously masquerades as a virtue. It often justifies itself under the pretext of financial security; providing for the future or even helping others. Avarice breaks the moral laws of God in trying to feed its unquenchable thirst for holding more wealth. Not content with what’s currently on hand, the love of money finds a reason to pursue more wealth even if it has to break God’s moral law to have it.

Paul states that those who have coveted wealth have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Does that mean that the avaricious must be unhappy in this life? Not necessarily. As King David expressed in Psalm 73, all too often we see that financial winners don’t appear to be saddened or pained during their brief earthly stint. These losers can seem to be quite secure and proud of themselves and their financial achievements. The Masonic motto “the end justifies the means” often insulates their seared consciences immunizing their hard hearts to the truth about their pernicious Rothschild ways.

“As water cannot rise higher than its source, so the moral quality in an act can never be higher than the motive that inspires it. For this reason no act that arises from an evil motive can be good, even though some good may appear to come out of it.”

(Aiden Wilson Tozer in The Root of The Righteous)

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