Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
And what was sown among the thorns means the man who listens to the message, and then the worries of the time and the pleasure of being rich choke the message out, and it yields nothing.
But when the young man heard that, he went away much cast down, for he had a great deal of property.
and said, "What will you give me if I hand him over to you?" And they counted him out thirty silver pieces.
Come now, you rich people! weep aloud and howl over the miseries that are going to overtake you!
2 Peter 2:15
They have left the straight path and gone astray. They have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Beor, who set his heart on dishonest gain,
Alas for them, for they follow Cain's path, they plunge into Balaam's error for gain, and they perish in rebelliousness like Korah's.
but the worries of the time and the pleasure of being rich and passions for other things creep in and choke the message out and it yields nothing.
You must lay aside with your former habits your old self which is going to ruin through its deceptive passions.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or what is in the world. If anyone loves the world, there is no love for the Father in his heart,
1 Timothy 1:9
with the understanding that law is not intended for upright men but for the lawless and disorderly, the godless and irreligious, the irreverent and profane, men who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers,
Then Judas who had betrayed him, when he saw that he had been condemned, in his remorse brought back the thirty silver pieces to the high priests and elders,
As long as it was unsold was it not yours, and after it was sold was not the money under your control? How could you think of doing such a thing? You did not lie to men but to God!"
But Peter said to him, "Go to destruction with your money, for thinking you could buy God's gift with it!
2 Peter 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with pretended arguments. From of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not slumbered.