1 Timothy 6:10 (NLT)
9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 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.

The Apostle Paul writes Timothy about where the true riches in life come from. They do not come from a desire or a love for money that pulls people into sinful desires. True riches are found in the love of God and the contentment we can find in Christ.

Verse 10 is often misquoted as “money is the root of all evil”. Money itself is not evil. It is the desire, the thirst and the love for money which we should avoid. King Solomon said, “The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.” What makes the love of money wrong? It turns us away from our love of God. Possessions can become idols in our life that are given to all our attention. We move from loving God to loving the things God has given us. God wants us to love Him not the things He created. Remember to love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul.