And, of course, the love of money
would mean all the things that money
is used for ...earthly power and
the love of the temporary things you can acquire, imo
Thus, the love of 'things' that end, and lead us away from the Truth;
the Eternal that we are after, the Real... that which
never ends and is our Source; the source of love and joy and wisdom, Heaven...or Home.
Evil being defined, to me, as that which takes you away from Truth, God...
or the opposite of godliness. (?) Just off the top.
Like having a false idol...materialism...the love
that which is finite...thus, loving that more than that which is the Infinite or the Infinite One.
Love of money
as the root, yes...but love of what money
can acquire in this
finite world, also.
My expansion on the theme.
Now, if a person can love God and
all His gifts or abundance, knowing
what they are...fun gifts, but not real...there
is the balance.
Prosperity preachers are looked down upon by many sects because
of this misunderstanding...
thinking they are preaching about love of materialism
throwing God out the window.
But, that isn't true ...they
are preaching about understanding God's gifts and being
joyous about them...as I take it.