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Bible Verses about Materialism

  • For we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.
  • The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity.
  • Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.
  • For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?
  • And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”
  • Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
  • Because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
  • But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by 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 they came from their mother's womb, so they shall go again, naked as they came; they shall take nothing for their toil, which they may carry away with their hands.
  • For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
  • How much better to get wisdom than gold!
    To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
  • Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
  • Also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.
  • As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
  • Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
  • Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
    give me neither poverty nor riches;
    feed me with the food that I need.
  • For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
  • Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment.
  • A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
    and favor is better than silver or gold.
  • All day long the wicked covet,
    but the righteous give and do not hold back.
  • Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
    but righteousness delivers from death.
  • Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.
  • When your eyes light upon it, it is gone;
    for suddenly it takes wings to itself,
    flying like an eagle toward heaven.
  • The wealth of the rich is their strong city;
    in their imagination it is like a high wall.

How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
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