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Materialism, As An Aspect Of Sin

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Romans 1:22-23

Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Psalm 115:2-8

Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?"

Isaiah 44:9-11

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

Daniel 3:1

Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits and its width six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.

Habakkuk 2:18

"What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols.

Exodus 20:4-5

"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

Exodus 32:4

He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, "This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

Leviticus 26:1

'You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 4:15-19

"So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire,

Deuteronomy 7:25

"The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.

1 Kings 11:1-6

Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

Psalm 106:19-20

They made a calf in Horeb And worshiped a molten image.

Isaiah 42:8

"I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.

Jeremiah 2:11-13

"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.

1 Chronicles 29:12

"Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.

Genesis 26:12-13

Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,

Deuteronomy 8:18

"But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

2 Chronicles 32:29

He made cities for himself and acquired flocks and herds in abundance, for God had given him very great wealth.

Psalm 112:1-3

Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.

Proverbs 10:22

It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

Hosea 2:8

"For she does not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the new wine and the oil, And lavished on her silver and gold, Which they used for Baal.

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies,

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.

Job 31:24-28

"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Ezekiel 28:5

"By your great wisdom, by your trade You have increased your riches And your heart is lifted up because of your riches--

Matthew 19:21-22

Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

Luke 18:22-23

When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Matthew 19:23-24

And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:24-25

The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

Luke 18:24-25

And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

Mark 4:18-19

"And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

James 2:2-5

For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,

James 5:1-6

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

Job 22:20

Saying, 'Truly our adversaries are cut off, And their abundance the fire has consumed.'

Psalm 49:10

For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.

Proverbs 22:1-2

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

Luke 12:20-21

"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'

1 Timothy 6:7

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.

Haggai 1:5-6

Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider your ways!

1 Kings 21:2-4

Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if you like, I will give you the price of it in money."

Exodus 20:17

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Deuteronomy 5:21

'You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'

Joshua 7:1

But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully in regard to the things under the ban, for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the things under the ban, therefore the anger of the LORD burned against the sons of Israel.

1 Kings 10:23-27

So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

Mark 8:36-37

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Luke 9:24-25

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.

James 1:9-11

But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;

Philippians 2:5-6

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Matthew 6:25-32

"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Genesis 13:8-9

So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.

Genesis 14:23

that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, 'I have made Abram rich.'

Acts 3:6

But Peter said, "I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene--walk!"

Acts 4:32-37

And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

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