“Designer clothes, shoes, handbags, mansions, luxury cars, Penthouse villa, private jets, private islands, lobster dinners and the list goes on!”
““But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness” (1 Timothy 6:11).
Jesus says: “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).
“Therefore I say unto you, ‘Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?’” (Luke 12:22-24).
Jesus further explains that we must not “Let the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19).
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37).
“Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death” (Proverbs 11:4).
“For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous” (Psalm 37:17).
“The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever” (Psalm 37:18).