It sounds too deep to swallow. Well, in my own humble opinion I think it is one’s wish to rule and be on top of someone and ride them hard. Evil, as of a person being greedy, full of lust, huge ego, narcissistic, and deceptive. Money by itself is not evil since it is needed for living. Money isn’t the root of all evil, but the LOVE of money. Everyone needs money in this world to survive normally, including Churches who have rents to pay and heating bills etc. It’s the one who loves money and uses it in a wrong wrong way! Just like when you are overwhelmed with love for money and put it first, middle and last in your life and leave no room for God whatsoever.
Godliness with contentment is great gain for if we brought nothing into this world it is certain that we can carry nothing out but having food and clothing, therewith we should be content.
But those who wish to become rich, fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, o man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love and patience, gentleness etc. (1 Timothy 6:6-11)
Au contraire, I think the root of all evil is not following the first commandment. ‘’If you don’t love God with all your heart and all your strength and your brother like you love yourself’’, you are breaking all the other commandments. By following this commandment you are being selfless. And that’s how real Christianity exists in you; it begins in your heart. When you only think of yourself, you are being evil and that’s the beginning or evil itself.
So enjoy what money you need and earn but don’t love money so much that you seek after it at every opportunity to the exclusion of all else.