with Karl Faase

Money can become a drug

Karl Faase

UK University professors Stephen Lea and Paul Webley argue that human behaviour towards money cannot solely be explained by its usefulness.

They write: "Money isn't just a tool but it also acts as a drug on the mind, changing how we feel. Part of the benefit people derive from acquiring money (is) feeling good... So we chase money partly just for the sake of having it."

This helps us understand why Jesus taught that you cannot serve both God and money and why we must be very careful in our response to wealth.

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