8779 materialism, nature of

8779 materialism, nature of

The attitude to life that places particular emphasis on immediate, physical values rather than on future, spiritual ones or that regards the material world as the only reality.

The basic features of materialism

An attitude of godlessness Ps 14:1-2 pp Ps 53:1-2 See also Job 35:9-10; Ps 10:4,11; Ecc 1:1-11; Lk 12:13-19; Ro 1:20-22

A denial of the resurrection Mt 22:23 See also Ecc 4:1-3; Ecc 9:3-6; Ac 4:1-2; Ac 23:6-8; 1Co 15:12-17; 2Ti 2:17-19

Desire for wealth and physical gratification 1Co 15:32 See also Ecc 2:4-9; Ecc 9:7-10; Mt 6:19-24

Materialism condemned

Ps 52:7 See also Job 22:4-11; Job 31:25-28; Ps 49:10; Pr 18:11; Pr 23:5; Ecc 5:10; Mt 16:26; Lk 12:23-25; Lk 21:34; Jas 5:1-3

See also

5503rich, the
5766attitudes to life
5785ambition
5832desire
5839dissatisfaction
5864futility
5874happiness
8211commitment to world
8260generosity
8755folly
8809riches
8848worldliness

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