Riches, Dangers Of

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Joshua 7:11

Israel has sinned. They have violated My covenant that I appointed for them. They have taken some of what was set apart. They have stolen, deceived, and put [the things] with their own belongings.

Luke 16:13

No household slave can be the slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't be slaves to both God and money."

Matthew 4:9-10

And he said to Him, "I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me." Then Jesus told him, "Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him. "

Mark 4:19

but the worries of this age, the seduction of wealth, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Matthew 19:21-22

"If you want to be perfect," Jesus said to him, "go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me." When the young man heard that command, he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.

Mark 10:21-22

Then, looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, "You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me." But he was stunned at this demand, and he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.

Luke 18:22-23

When Jesus heard this, He told him, "You still lack one thing: sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me." After he heard this, he became extremely sad, because he was very rich.

Job 31:24-28

If I placed my confidence in gold or called fine gold my trust, if I have rejoiced because my wealth is great or because my own hand has acquired [so] much, if I have gazed at the sun when it was shining or at the moon moving in splendor,read more.
so that my heart was secretly enticed and I threw them a kiss, this would also be a crime deserving punishment, for I would have denied God above.

Psalm 52:6-7

The righteous will look on with awe and will ridicule him: "Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior."

Jeremiah 49:4

Why do you brag about your valleys, your flowing valley, you faithless daughter? You who trust in your treasures [and boast]: Who can attack me?

Ezekiel 28:5

By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has become proud because of your wealth."

Job 20:17-20

He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream. He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming [it]; he doesn't enjoy the profits from his trading. For he oppressed and abandoned the poor; he seized a house he did not build.read more.
Because his appetite is never satisfied, he does not escape his desires.

Proverbs 15:6

The house of the righteous has great wealth, but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.

Proverbs 30:8-9

Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor wealth; feed me with the food I need. Otherwise, I might have too much and deny You, saying, "Who is the Lord?" or I might have nothing and steal, profaning the name of my God.

Deuteronomy 8:10-14

When you eat and are full, you will praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you. "Be careful that you don't forget the Lord your God by failing to keep His command-the ordinances and statutes-I am giving you today. When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in,read more.
and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, [be careful] that your heart doesn't become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Deuteronomy 32:15

Then Jeshurun became fat and rebelled- you became fat, bloated, and gorged. He abandoned the God who made him and scorned the Rock of his salvation.

Nehemiah 9:25-26

They captured fortified cities and fertile land and took possession of well-supplied houses, rock-hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. They ate, were filled, became prosperous, and delighted in Your great goodness. But they were disobedient and rebelled against You. They flung Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets who warned them to turn them back to You. They committed terrible blasphemies.

Hosea 13:6

When they had pasture, they became satisfied; they were satisfied, and their hearts became proud. Therefore they forgot Me.

John 6:26-27

Jesus answered, "I assure you: You are looking for Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Don't work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him."

James 5:5

You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.

Haggai 1:3-5

The word of the Lord came through Haggai the prophet: "Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?" Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: "Think carefully about your ways:

Luke 16:19-21

"There was a rich man who would dress in purple and fine linen, feasting lavishly every day. But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate. He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man's table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.

1 Timothy 6:8-9

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Deuteronomy 24:12-15

If he is a poor man, you must not sleep in [the garment] he has given as security. Be sure to return it to him at sunset. Then he will sleep in it and bless you, and this will be counted as righteousness to you before the Lord your God. "Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.read more.
You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love graft and chase after bribes. They do not defend the rights of the fatherless, and the widow's case never comes before them."

Jeremiah 22:13

Woe for the one who builds his palace through unrighteousness, his upper rooms through injustice, who makes his fellow man serve without pay and will not give him his wages,

Micah 6:12

For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.

Job 31:25

if I have rejoiced because my wealth is great or because my own hand has acquired [so] much,

Job 31:28

this would also be a crime deserving punishment, for I would have denied God above.

Proverbs 18:11

A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.

Mark 10:24

But the disciples were astonished at His words. Again Jesus said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

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