For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NLT)
This verse is often misquoted. It does not say that “money is the root of all evil”. It does say that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil”. When you love money (or have the wrong relationship with money) it will always cause you to make bad decisions. You will always be in pursuit of what’s pleasing to you instead of what’s pleasing to God. Money by itself is neither good nor evil. It’s what you do with your money that will either produce good or evil. A multimillionaire can use their money to feed the poor, open schools or plant new churches. Another multimillionaire could use their profits to selfishly have parties and squander their riches. The point here is that the money is neither good nor bad, but what they do with the money will determine its root purpose in their life. Think about your own life. Do you crave money, or have you wandered from your faith because of it? Has the love of money caused you many sorrows? How can you have a better relationship with your money today?