The Love of Money
The Bible doesn’t say that money is the root of evil, but it is the root of all kinds of evil. Money is not evil in and of itself. In fact, it can be used for much good and blessing. However, the love of it chokes out our love and devotion to God. You don’t even have to be rich for it to master you, just devoted to it.
Jesus - “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (Matthew 6:24)