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10 Bible Verses about Materialism
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“No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.
Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;
An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.
Anyone trusting in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like foliage.
Then he said to them, “Let me make a request of you: Everyone give me an earring from his plunder.” Now the enemy had gold earrings because they were Ishmaelites. They said, “We agree to give them.” So they spread out a mantle, and everyone threw an earring from his plunder on it. The weight of the gold earrings he requested was about 43 pounds of gold, in addition to the crescent ornaments and ear pendants, the purple garments on the kings of Midian, and the chains on the necks of their camels. read more.
Gideon made an ephod from all this and put it in Ophrah, his hometown. Then all Israel prostituted themselves with it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his household.
The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, and whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with income. This too is futile.
“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Topics on Materialism
- Being Content
- Being In Debt
- Church Authority, Of Eldars
- Covetousness, Nature of
- False Confidence
- Giving Money To The Church
- Greed, Believers' Response To
- Loving Money
- Materialism, As An Aspect Of Sin
- Ministers, Should Be
- Ministry, In The Church
- Money, Attitudes To
- Perils Of Luxury
- Rich, The