Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
I thought to myself, "Come now, I will try self-indulgent pleasure to see if it is worthwhile." But I found that it also is futile.
It is better to go to a funeral than a feast. For death is the destiny of every person, and the living should take this to heart.
He gave them portions of the food set before him, but the portion for Benjamin was five times greater than the portions for any of the others. They drank with Joseph until they all became drunk.
King Belshazzar prepared a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in front of them all.
1 Peter 4:3
For the time that has passed was sufficient for you to do what the non-Christians desire. You lived then in debauchery, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking bouts, and wanton idolatries.
Go, eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, because God has already approved your works.
as well as wine that makes people feel so good, and so they can have oil to make their faces shine, as well as food that sustains people's lives.
They howl in the streets because of what happened to the wine; all joy turns to sorrow; celebrations disappear from the earth.
1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was holding a banquet in his house like that of the king. Nabal was having a good time and was very intoxicated. She told him absolutely nothing until morning's light.
2 Samuel 13:28
Absalom instructed his servants, "Look! When Amnon is drunk and I say to you, 'Strike Amnon down,' kill him then and there. Don't fear! Is it not I who have given you these instructions? Be strong and courageous!"
And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"'
And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit,
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing; it benefits those who see the light of day.
1 Chronicles 21:24
King David replied to Ornan, "No, I insist on buying it for top price. I will not offer to the Lord what belongs to you or offer a burnt sacrifice that cost me nothing.
1 Chronicles 29:2
So I have made every effort to provide what is needed for the temple of my God, including the gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, as well as a large amount of onyx, settings of antimony and other stones, all kinds of precious stones, and alabaster.
2 Chronicles 24:11
Whenever the Levites brought the chest to the royal accountant and they saw there was a lot of silver, the royal scribe and the accountant of the high priest emptied the chest and then took it back to its place. They went through this routine every day and collected a large amount of silver.
All their neighbors assisted them with silver utensils, gold, equipment, animals, and expensive gifts, not to mention all the voluntary offerings.
and to bring silver and gold which the king and his advisers have freely contributed to the God of Israel, who resides in Jerusalem,
I said to them, "To the extent possible we have bought back our fellow Jews who had been sold to the Gentiles. But now you yourselves want to sell your own countrymen, so that we can then buy them back!" They were utterly silent, and could find nothing to say.
He generously gives to the needy; his integrity endures. He will be vindicated and honored.
Her profits and earnings will be set apart for the Lord. They will not be stored up or accumulated, for her profits will be given to those who live in the Lord's presence and will be used to purchase large quantities of food and beautiful clothes.
But so that we don't offend them, go to the lake and throw out a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a four drachma coin. Take that and give it to them for me and you."
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
and Joanna the wife of Cuza (Herod's household manager), Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their own resources.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by how you use worldly wealth, so that when it runs out you will be welcomed into the eternal homes.
and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need.
So the disciples, each in accordance with his financial ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.
And as you Philippians know, at the beginning of my gospel ministry, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in this matter of giving and receiving except you alone.
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this world's goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment.