The Bible has a lot to say about money. In fact, there are more than 2300 verses about wealth, possessions, and money. Jesus spoke of money in approximately 15% of his preaching and in 11 of the 39 parables. It was his most talked about topic.
The monetary system of the Bible included talent, the mine, the selah, the shekel, the dinar, the prutah, and the lepton. The talent was worth 60 minae, the mine 50 shekels, and the shekel two dinars. A dinar had the same value as a denarius. The dina was worth 20 prutahs and the prutah was worth 2 leptas.
Humans are often bad at wanting modest amounts when it comes to money. God has given us instructions on how to approach this subject. Money talks and usually says “goodbye”, but the riches found in Christ through repentance and faith are far greater than any momentary pleasure of money. Aquinas taught that money was a post-fall institution, while Calvin viewed it more positively as an institution of creation.
Money is not necessarily evil, but it can be the root of all kinds of ills if not used properly. The Apostle Paul writes: “The love of money is the root of all kinds of ills”. God loves us and doesn't want money to hurt us. He wants us to use it as a tool to bless our families, others, and finance the advancement of His kingdom.