Christians like to say that the LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil, and that ~is~ just what the Bible says. But, it isn’t just the LOVE of money–it’s large amounts of money itself, as the Scripture also says. Money itself is deceitful, says Scripture. Wealth itself is a snare, says Scripture. Why?!!
‘Cause lots of money deceitfully makes people think they don’t need God. Money deceitfully promises to fulfill all your needs–but it won’t. Money, no matter how much, cannot give you happiness, health, good relationships, spiritual growth, intelligence, knowledge, or love. This is why it is deceitful. God doesn’t want to give you something that makes you think you don’t need Him, that destroys you spiritually–when He has already promised to provide for your NEEDS.

Curtis Smale