Money is not the root of evil. Lots of people say it is. Lots of people believe it is. But if you are one of them, you will be sending the money and prosperity you want away from you.
Where does money come from? Sure, it’s made in a mint, but before that. As in everything else in our lives, money is from God. It was created by God. At some point God decided to give someone the idea to create money, and that was the beginning of the economic system we know today. If money is created by God, how can it be bad? It’s not!
Money built your church. Money also built hospitals that heal, and schoolhouses that teach.
Money is necessary in life. Consider a typical day. You wake up in the morning in the home or apartment you had to pay money for, in order to keep a roof over your head. You had breakfast, from the groceries you used money to buy. You get dressed, in clothes that money had to buy, then you get in your car, which was purchased with money, and it carries you to work, assuming you had used money to put enough gas in it to take you to your destination.
Money is an essential part of our lives. It is also a spiritual part of our lives. It was given to you by God and, if you choose, you can use it to do good things for God. That could be in the form of giving some of your paycheck to a charity so they can continue to help others, or it could mean paying for a higher education, so you are a better role model for others and can help them live up to their potential in life.
We are, indeed, living in a material world, but that does not mean all material goods are bad. All things are created by God, from the hands of God for us to use. So, it cannot be the money and material items that are bad, it is how we use them.