Greed. “What does the Bible say about greed?” GotQuestions #9

“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”

Luke 12:15

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal… You cannot serve both God and money”

Matthew 6:1924b

9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9

20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Matthew 8:20
Matthew 8:20 (ESV)
20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”

Mark 10:43–45
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” Mark 10:43–45

“The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil,” and Christians are warned, “Do not put your trust in wealth”

 1 Timothy 6:9-1017-18
“The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil,” and Christians are warned, “Do not put your trust in wealth”  1 Timothy 6:9-1017-18

 “For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person – such a man is an idolater – has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”

Ephesians 5:5
“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.’”

“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.’”

 Hebrews 13:5

“When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth”

Matthew 19:16-22

 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.

Proverbs 23:4 (ESV)
Matthew 6:25-34

“But seek first [God’s] kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” 

Matthew 6:25-34

References & Reflections

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-greed.html

Author: BibleOnMoney©2020 Kevin Hung

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life

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