Last updated on June 28th, 2020 at 03:32 am
Money is the foundation of life itself.
We all need money to take care of our needs.
But what does the bible say about the love of money?
The bible is very clear that we should be cautious about our love for riches and wealth.
And that’s because money is the root of all evil and a pathway for destruction.
It is, of course, difficult to love money and love God.
The scriptures say,
“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
About eight years ago, after I graduated from medical school, a lot changed in my life.
My first pay was quite huge, and it influenced me negatively.
I started clubbing and frolicking with lots of women.
Gradually, my life took a downhill, and I am where I am today because of the grace of God.
If you are struggling with lust for riches, I have put together “do no love money bible verses” that can inspire you today.
Read and be blessed.
Bible verses about the love of money
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the life of those who get it.
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.
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
Her leaders judge for a bribe,
her priests teach for a price,
and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they look for the Lord’s support and say,
“Is not the Lord among us?
No disaster will come upon us.”
They are dogs with mighty appetites, they never have enough.
They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain.
Many are the woes of the wicked,
but the Lord’s unfailing love
surrounds the one who trusts in him.
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.
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.”
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
2 Peter 2:14
With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[a] but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
“From the least to the greatest,
all are greedy for gain;
prophets and priests alike,
all practice deceit.
The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”
More Do not love Money bible verses
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
“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.
“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 2:15-16
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father[a] is not in them. For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
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.
I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
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.
Do not trust in extortion
or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.
Dishonest money dwindles away,
but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
An inheritance claimed too soon
will not be blessed at the end.
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,
but righteousness delivers from death.
A faithful person will be richly blessed,
but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
The love of money is the root of evil.
As Christians, we must be contented with what we have.
We must appreciate all we have and use them to the glory of God.
We mustn’t get carried away with love for riches and wealth.
Remember the famous saying that vanity upon vanity all is vanity.
God loves the poor and the rich alike.
He has promised that he will never forsake us, even in our need.
That he will provide money for what to eat, and clothing to cover our bodies
And that’s why we must be contented.
Having said that, God is willing to bless those he chooses
He blessed king Solomon in the scriptures with wisdom and riches.
So, God is willing to bless you and prosper all that you will lay your hands on
But, you must remain focused while praying for his blessings.
And if you are already rich in the lord, you must use it for God’s work.
Do not be stingy and chase after more wealth.
Help the poor and the needy. Get them clothing and food to eat.
Come to their aid when they face challenges and be willing to assist them in whatever way you can
Help your local church and your church leaders.
May God bless your heart with understanding to love him and not things of this world. May your ways be guided with contentment, through Chris our Lord. Amen