The concept of money has been around since ancient times, and it has been used in various forms throughout history. In the Bible, the term “money” is used to refer to fragments of metal or coins that served as a medium of exchange, a means of payment, and a store of value. Before money was used as currency, people exchanged goods and services for salt. Salt was highly valued at the time because it could be used to preserve food for longer periods of time.
This is why the word “salary” is derived from the word “salt” - it was a primitive form of currency. The Romans also used salt as currency, and their soldiers were paid with salt. This is why the phrase “it's not worth it” makes more sense now - it refers to the fact that money talks and can often be fleeting. However, the riches found in Christ through repentance and faith are far more valuable than any amount of money.
Money itself is not necessarily evil, but it can be the root of all kinds of ills. As the Apostle Paul writes: “The love of money is the root of all kinds of ills.” It is important to remember that money should not be our primary focus in life, but rather our relationship with God and our faith in Him.