And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.
– 2 Corinthians 9:8
“Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more-than-enough, more joy in one ordinary day than they get in all their shopping sprees. At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep, for you, God, have put my life back together.
Psalm 4:6-8 (The Message)
Command those who are rich in this present world not to . . . put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God.
1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)
The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity.
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?
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want.
Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise, but the fool devours it.
No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. Fr where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Honor the LORD with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce.
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to desist. When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes wings to itself, flying like an eagle toward heaven.
Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor.
And [Jesus] 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.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.”
I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need.
Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, and you did it to me.