What if... Money really did grow on trees?
What a thought! For lots of us, it would mean peace, security, and freedom from debt. Our country would no longer be in debt either; seems like such a glorious impossibility considering our present condition. Seems like growing money on trees would be a wonderful thing for the most part.
But what about the other part???
"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
Money growing on trees could become a very big problem. People would want to own or be the only ones to grow all of them; controlling who received it. Lives would be taken just to sit under its promising branches. Chaos would no doubt overthrow the world and scatter the senses of all mankind!
... This doesn't sound so different from the world we live in now, does it? And we don't have money-growing trees. So what's our excuse? I thank God this is only a figure of speech and money does NOT grow on trees. We have enough trouble with the money we do have.