The Bible says, all that there is in the world is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. This is the purpose which the world presents to each and every single one of us individually, in order, to gain its acceptance.
This doesn’t mean to not only indulge in whatever our heart carnally desires by what looks appealing and can give temporal satisfaction, but the pride of success. To exalt self as superior above others at their expense because of the opportunities through what has been accomplished. And using it to attract the attention of others to be seen as something valuable.
Money is the key to be accepted by this world.
Hence, the reason why people love it. The love of money is the root of all evil, and not money in itself. To love money is to do whatever it takes to get it, without considering the moral ramifications.
The price of our souls is infinite. Due to the blood of Christ, which purchased our redemption. When we put a price on ourselves we don’t only cheapen it, but we cheapen it to nothing. Money in itself is susceptible to decay and destruction. Therefore, to determine a person’s value according to how much money and material things of monetary value to something temporary, gives a false sense of value.
Money is then used to gained worldly validation. Making ethical compromises to get ahead, and becoming harden in the process. Even to the point of losing ones soul.
What would it profit a man to gain the whole world, but lose his soul or what would a man give in exchange for his soul?
We could gain this world, and still lose. Not only losing our soul, but being still deeply and desperately unsatisfied. For that reason, we should not seek worldly affirmation through money.