Bible verses about "materialism" | WPNT

Matthew 6:33

33 Rather, seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Mark 4:18-19

18 And these are the ones sown among the thorns: they hear the Word, 19 but the worries of this age, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the undue desires for other things come in and smother the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Romans 12:2

2 Yes, stop conforming to the pattern of this world; rather, be transformed by the renewing of your mind so as to be able to experience the good and satisfying and perfect will of God.

1 John 2:15-17

15 Do not love the world, neither the things in the world; if anyone loves the world, the Father’s love isn’t in him. 16 Because everything in the world—the craving of the flesh and the craving of the eyes and the pretension of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 The world, with its craving, is passing away, but he who does God’s will remains forever.

1 Timothy 6:6-10

6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 We brought nothing into the world and it is certain that neither can we take anything out. 8 So having food and clothing we will be content with that. 9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful desires, that plunge people into ruin and loss; 10 because the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil; in their greediness some have been led away from the faith and have impaled themselves on many distresses.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be haughty, nor to rely upon the uncertainty of riches but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy; 18 they are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous sharers 19 —storing up for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, so that they may lay hold on the eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:10

10 because the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil; in their greediness some have been led away from the faith and have impaled themselves on many distresses.

Luke 12:33-34

33 Sell your possessions and give to charity. Make for yourselves ‘purses’ that will not wear out, an unfailing treasure in the heavens, where a thief cannot approach, nor a moth destroy. 34 Because where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust ruin and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust ruins and where thieves neither break in nor steal; 21 because where your treasure is there your heart will be also.

Luke 12:15

15 Then He said to all, “Keep alert and guard against covetousness, because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

1 Timothy 6:9-10

9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful desires, that plunge people into ruin and loss; 10 because the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil; in their greediness some have been led away from the faith and have impaled themselves on many distresses.

1 John 2:16

16 Because everything in the world—the craving of the flesh and the craving of the eyes and the pretension of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Hebrews 13:5

5 Your way of life should be free from the love of money, being content with what you have, because He Himself has said: “I absolutely will not desert you; I most certainly will not abandon you.”

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