Blessings on this day, this time we present a list of Bible Verses on Materialism. Each of these verses focus on what the Bible says about greed, the rich, money, and the main reason why we should not worry about the things found in this world.
Bible Verses on Materialism
1 Timothy 6:7-8
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Whoever loves money never has enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
This too is meaningless.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Better a little with the fear of the Lord
than great wealth with turmoil.
Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,
and as everyone comes, so they depart.
They take nothing from their toil
that they can carry in their hands.
How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
1 Timothy 2:9-10
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.
All day long he craves for more,
but the righteous give without sparing.
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
for they will surely sprout wings
and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it a wall too high to scale.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
1 John 3:17
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
2 Corinthians 6:10
Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
As goods increase,
so do those who consume them.
And what benefit are they to the owners
except to feast their eyes on them?
And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
A person’s riches may ransom their life,
but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
As you’ve noticed, they could also apply to verses about greed and the question of what does God say about material things? There is nothing better than the Holy Scriptures to answer our questions.
We have also been asked about what does the Bible say about accumulating wealth? And we believe that Proverbs 23: 4 has the correct answer, this verse says: “Do not worry about accumulating wealth; don’t be obsessed with them.
The Bible says it clearly: do not worry about the things of this world, it is not that the material is not important, but for those who understand the true meaning of the kingdom of God, it cannot, nor should it be a priority. We also have a section of verses on not settling, which talks about the true material and spiritual goals that we must follow.
We hope that each of these verses will be of help so that you can enjoy your finances leaving aside the ambition that you can have, this thanks to a series of very clear examples that it gives us. Being the key not to miss the blessings, saving.