5413 money, attitudes to

5413 money, attitudes to

Money can be a blessing or a snare according to one’s attitude.

Money as a gift from God

Dt 8:18 See also 1Sa 2:7; 1Ki 3:13; Pr 8:18-21; 1Ti 6:17

The dangers of money

Being ruled by money Mt 6:24 pp Lk 16:13 See also Eph 5:5

Loving money 1Ti 6:10 See also Ecc 5:10; Lk 8:14; Lk 16:14; 1Ti 3:3,8; 2Ti 3:2; Tit 1:7; Heb 13:5; 1Pe 5:2

Trusting in money 1Ti 6:17 See also Dt 8:12-14; Job 31:24; Ps 52:7; Ps 62:10; Pr 11:4,28; Pr 27:24; Isa 10:3; Jer 48:7; Lk 12:16-21 the parable of the rich fool; Jas 1:11; Jas 5:1-3; Rev 18:14

Boasting in money Ps 49:5-6 See also Jer 9:23-24; Hos 12:8; Jas 4:13-16

Examples of those led astray by the love of money

Balaam: Dt 23:4; 2Pe 2:15
Jos 7:20-21 Achan; 2Ki 5:19-27 Gehazi; Mt 19:22-23 pp Mk 10:22-23 pp Lk 18:23-24 the rich young ruler; Mt 26:14-15 pp Mk 14:10-11 pp Lk 22:4-5 Judas Iscariot

Gifts and qualities that are better than money

Redemption Ps 49:7-9 See also Isa 52:3; Mt 16:26 pp Mk 8:37 pp Lk 9:25; 1Pe 1:18-19

Wisdom Pr 4:7 See also Ps 49:20; Pr 3:13-16; Pr 8:10-11; Pr 16:16; Pr 17:16; Pr 20:15

A good reputation Pr 22:1

A good wife Pr 31:10

Healing Ac 3:6

Spiritual power Ac 8:19-20

Spiritual riches Isa 55:1 See also Rev 3:18

See also

5311extortion
5869greed
6133coveting
6714ransom
7734leaders, spiritual
8030trust
8302love, abuse of
8361wisdom
8701affluence
8768idolatry
8778materialism
8808riches
8848worldliness

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