Need an argumentative essay on Interpretive exercise. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism.
imothy 6:10 gives one of the most famous (although often misquoted) verses in the entire Bible, “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” (Bible). It is misquoted in that For the love of is often left off. When one puts that into context, one could probably step across that river. Becoming consumed with greed is just as a big issue in the twenty-first century as it was in Timothy’s time, if not more so. One can get so caught up in the trappings of society he can be consumed.
But like Doctor Constable points out, “it is possible to have very little money and yet to love it” (Ibid). In Acts 20:33 Paul had already said “I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing” and used the passage to Timothy to illustrate the similarity of
being caught up in thorns in comparison to allowing money to let one stray from the straight and narrow path of Christianity. Thus the person is caused great pain and what he thought was going to be joyful actually turned out to be one of misery.
The Bible is full of passages warning being caught up in the pitfalls of money. For instance, Matthew 6:24 says “You cannot serve both God and money”. In Luke 18, when the rich young ruler was asking Jesus how to get to heaven. The Savior told him to sell everything he had and give it to the poor. When he became sad, Jesus told him “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God”. Even in the Old Testament, when Abram spoke to the king of Sodom in Genesis 14:23 he said “that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich’”.
Again quoting Doctor Constable, (the whole concept of the verse) “is an especially difficult task in a society like the one in which we live in