Yesterday I asked my pastor this question:
"Pastor, how true is this: wealth and prosperity may be costly spices and splendid decorations that embalm and entomb our spirituality."
This was his response:
Luk 12:15 And he said to them, Take care to keep yourselves free from the desire for property; for a man's life is not made up of the number of things which he has.
1Jn 2:15 Have no love for the world or for the things which are in the world. If any man has love for the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jn 2:16 Because everything ... See Morein the world, the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but of the world.
1Jn 2:17 And the world and its desires is coming to an end: but he who does God's pleasure is living for ever.
1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last hour;
1Ti 6:5 Bitter talk of men who, being evil in mind and dead to what is true, take the faith to be a way of making profit.
1Ti 6:6 But true faith, with peace of mind, is of great profit:
1Ti 6:7 For we came into the world with nothing, and we are not able to take anything out;
1Ti 6:8 But if we have food and a roof over us, let that be enough.
1Ti 6:9 But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction.
1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all evil: and some whose hearts were fixed on it have been turned away from the faith, and been wounded with unnumbered sorrows.
1Co 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most unhappy.
Rom 12:2 And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.