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32 Bible Verses about Materialism - ESV

English Standard Version (ESV)
For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”.
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.
How much better to get wisdom than gold!
To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
and favor is better than silver or gold.
All day long he craves and craves,
but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.
Do not toil to acquire wealth;
be discerning enough to desist.
When your eyes light on it, it is gone,
for suddenly it sprouts wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
A rich man's wealth is his strong city,
and like a high wall in his imagination.
Bible verse of the day
ephesians 5:15-16
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
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