Bible Verse Quotes (64 quotes)
Bible Verses About Hope - Hope Scriptures
Bible verses to remind you not to be materialistic
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,. Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches? He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. Yet Gideon said to them, "I would request of you, that each of you give me an earring from his spoil. They said, "We will surely give them. The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1, shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels' necks. Gideon made it into an ephod, and placed it in his city, Ophrah, and all Israel played the harlot with it there, so that it became a snare to Gideon and his household.
Hebrews - [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Luke - And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke - Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. Read More Matthew - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew - No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Topics on Materialism
I would like to start off by saying everyone has material things. When the need for possessions becomes obsessive it is not only sinful, it is dangerous. Materialism is idolatry and it never leads to godliness. Paul Washer made a great statement. Things are only obstacles that get in the way of an eternal perspective. Christians should avoid being materialistic because life is not about the newest possessions, jewelry, and money. How much has your Christianity cost you?