Labor Not to be Rich


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The Bible has much to say about “money” and how a heart lustfully set on acquiring it is a heart that will quickly be on the (non-loving) path to hell. I greatly encourage you to read this chapter in the book, for it is amazing. But for now, here in this brief online chapter summary, I will leave you with a few wise Scripture passages pertaining to the correct viewpoint you should hold of “money”.

“labour NOT to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom” (Proverbs 23:4).

“Woe unto you that are (materialistically) rich! For ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! For ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! For ye shall mourn and weep” (Luke 6:24-25).

“Love not the world, neither the things (wealth, assets) that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (I John 2:15).

“Lay NOT up for yourself treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart (love) be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).

“You can be sure of this: The Kingdom of Christ and of God will NEVER belong to anyone who is impure or greedy, for a greedy person is really an idol worshipper—he loves and worships the good things of this life more than God. Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible wrath of God is upon all those who DO them. Don’t even associate with such people” (Ephesians 5:5-7).

“Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).

“How hardly shall they that have riches (wealth, assets) enter into the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:23).

“Do you want to be TRULY rich? You already are if you are happy and GOOD. After all, we didn’t bring any money with us when we came into the world, and we can’t carry away a single penny when we die. So we should be well satisfied WITHOUT money if we have enough food and clothing. But people who long to be rich soon begin to do all kinds of wrong things to get money, things that hurt them and make them evil-minded and finally send them to HELL itself. For the love of money is the first step towards ALL kinds of sin” (I Timothy 6:6-10).

2 Responses to Labor Not to be Rich

  1. Is the Holy Spirit and Holy Ghost; written and recorded correctly?

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