For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil (1Tim 6:10).
Money is NOT the root of all evil. And no, I am not contradicting Scripture. This verse has been used throughout the decades as a basis of manipulating naïve, but well-intentioned individuals from letting go of that evil money. This verse is about coveting and goes hand-in-hand with the command, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
Anything, even good things, become evil whenever we pursue them ahead of the Lord, God. Scripture tells us that craving (the love of) money has caused people to wander away from the faith resulting in “piercing themselves with many griefs.”
Money is good for what it’s good for. It can be a source of blessing others and certainly can be used to fund the spreading of the Gospel. When we assign our wealth, either great or small, a skewed priority, it can lead to sinful actions—all kinds of evil.
The flip side is contentment. Paul tells us in Philippians that he learned to be content regardless of his circumstances, both whether suffering need or living in abundance. If we are obedient to God as He leads us in both obtaining money and in being a good steward in using it, His peace will be the true reward. And blessings always follow obedience.