Money is a common example of something that people prioritize over sanctifying their lives. Whether it's the love for money, consumed by the obsession to acquire more wealth, or the fear of not having enough, money is a powerful force in our lives. Other examples of money include leisure, lust, entertainment, and new social media technology. The ancient monetary system 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 has the same value as a denarius. The dina was worth 20 prutahs and the prutah was worth 2 leptas. Another issue with money arises when it is used to make more money at the expense of others in need, specifically by charging interest on monetary loans.
The power of money is also seen when it is used to buy another human being. The hordes of coins found in archaeological excavations reflect how often money is described as buried in the Bible, since money is so vulnerable that there is little more that can be done to protect it. Money has been a part of our lives since ancient times and continues to be a powerful force today. It's important to remember that while money can be used for good, it can also be used for bad. We must be mindful of how we use our money and ensure that we are not exploiting others in need.