Then Jesus said to them all, “Watch yourselves! Keep from wanting all kinds of things you should not have. A man’s life is not made up of things, even if he has many riches.”
Luke 12:15 (NLV)
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
I Timothy 6:9 (NLT)
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
I Timothy 6:10 (NLT)
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?
James 4:1 (NLT)
You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.
James 4:2 (NLT)
And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong, you want only what will give you pleasure.
James 4:3 (NLT)
“I have never coveted anyone’s silver or gold or fine clothes.
Acts 20:33 (NLT)
You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me.
Acts 20:34 (NLT)
And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of The Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
Acts 20:35 (NLT)