(1 Timothy 6:10 KJV) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.It is the “love of money”, not the money itself. This is a compound word in the Greek. The first part is the word for brotherly love. The second part is silver. Put together is means holding silver very closely.
We have a tendency to put the moral value on the object rather than the attitude that uses it. Money can be used to help the poor or bribe a judge. It has not life of its own. It is a tool.
So the question becomes, do you control your money or does your money control you?
homo unius libri