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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8812 riches, ungodly use of
8812 riches, ungodly use of

8812 riches, ungodly use of

Ungodly people often make the possession of wealth a priority. They do not understand the true nature of wealth, and they do not realise that they will have to face God in judgment.

The ungodly grow rich

Ps 73:12 See also Lk 19:21; Jas 2:6-7

The ungodly misuse riches

They often obtain their riches unjustly Pr 10:2 See also 1Ki 20:5; Pr 13:11; Pr 21:6; Pr 22:16; Jer 17:11; Mic 2:1-5; Mic 6:10-12; Hab 2:6-11

They accumulate and hoard their riches Pr 11:26 See also Job 27:16-17; Pr 3:27; Ecc 2:26; Ecc 5:10-14; Jas 5:1-3

They trust in their riches Ps 49:5-6 See also Job 31:24; Ps 52:7; Pr 11:28; Jer 9:23-24; Jer 48:7

The ungodly suffer difficulties because of their riches

Pr 15:6 See also Pr 10:16; Pr 13:7-8; Pr 15:16-17

The ungodly, like all people, must leave their riches to others

Ps 49:10 See also Ps 39:6; Ecc 2:18-21; Lk 12:20

Jesus Christ warned the rich of their danger

Lk 6:24 See also Lk 12:15; Lk 16:25

Examples of the ungodly rich

Nabal 1Sa 25:2-3

Rich young ruler Mk 10:17-23 pp Mt 19:16-24 pp Lk 18:18-25

See also

1025God, anger of
5347injustice
5493retribution
5793arrogance
5864futility
5907miserliness
8714dishonesty
8790oppression
9210judgment, God’s

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