Thursday, September 3, 2009

Money, Money, Money

“They will throw away their money, tossing it out like worthless trash. It won’t buy their deliverance in that day of the Lord’s anger. It will neither satisfy nor feed them, for their love of money made them stumble to sin. They were proud of their gold jewelry and use it to make vile and detestable idols. That is why I will make their wealth disgusting to them." (Ezekiel 7:19-20)

“Evil people squander their money on sin” (Proverbs 10:16)

“Have I put my trust in money or felt secure because of my gold? Does my happiness depend on my wealth and all that I own? Have I looked at the sun shining in the skies, or the moon walking down its silver pathway, and been secretly enticed in my heart to worship them? If so, I should be punished by the judges, for it would mean that I have denied the God o heaven.” (Job 31:24-28)

“’No one can serve two masters. For you will hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.’ The Pharisees, who dearly love their money, naturally scoffed at all this.” (Luke 16: 13-14)

“But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” (I Timothy 6:9-10)

“Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to those in need; always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of real life.” (I Timothy 6:17-19)

“O God, I beg you two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches. Give just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ and if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.” (Proverbs 30:7-9)

“Trust in your money and down you go.” (Proverbs 11:28)

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