8809 riches, nature of

8809 riches, nature of

God has created an abundance of good things. Those who have material wealth should understand its true nature and acknowledge God.

God and riches

All riches belong to God the Creator Ps 24:1-2 See also Job 41:11; Ps 50:12; Hag 2:8

God gives of his riches 1Sa 2:7 See also Ecc 5:19; 1Ch 29:12; 2Ch 1:12

God gives the ability to produce wealth Dt 8:17-18 See also Ge 26:12-13; Dt 26:9-10

Riches may be a sign of God’s blessing Pr 10:22 See also 2Ch 25:9; Job 1:9-10; Ps 112:1-3; Ps 128:1-2; Pr 8:17-18

Riches should be thankfully received 1Ti 4:4-5 See also Mt 14:19; Ro 1:21; Col 3:17

The character of earthly riches

Riches provide great opportunity for doing good Ex 35:29; 1Ch 29:6-7; Lk 12:33; Lk 16:9; Lk 19:8; Ac 4:34-35

Riches do not satisfy Ecc 5:10 See also Pr 13:11; Pr 27:20,24; Ecc 4:8; Ecc 6:7; Lk 12:18

Riches are insecure and uncertain 1Ti 6:17 See also Job 1:13-19; Pr 23:5; Pr 27:24; Jer 48:36; Mt 6:19; 1Pe 1:18; Rev 18:14-20

Riches are for this life only 1Jn 2:17 See also Lk 12:13-21; 1Ti 6:6-8

See also

1325God, the Creator
1330God, the provider
1335blessing
4035abundance
5399luxury
5446poverty
5503rich, the
5629work, ordained by God
5874happiness
5890insecurity
8352thankfulness
8701affluence

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