I Timothy 6:6 But godlinesse with contentment is great gaine. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certaine we can cary nothing out. 8 And hauing food and raiment let vs be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich, fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish & hurtfull lusts, which drowne men in destruction and perdition.10 For the loue of money is the root of all euill, which while some coueted after, they haue erred from the faith, and pierced themselues through with many sorrowes.
Ecclesiates 5: 10 Hee that loueth siluer shall not be satisfied with siluer; nor he that loueth abundance, with increase: this is also vanitie.Matthew 6:19 ¶ Lay not vp for your selues treasures vpon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theeues breake thorow, and steale
Ezekial 22:27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolues rauening the praye, to shed blood, and to destroy soules, to get dishonest gaine.
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 For euen when wee were with you, this wee commanded you, that if any would not worke, neither should he eate.
11 For we heare that there are some which walke among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busi-bodies.
12 Now them that are such, we command, and exhort by our Lord Iesus Christ, that with quietnesse they worke, and eat their owne bread.
Pride of Money – Leaning on your own wisdom and riches – A reflection in apostate Christianity
Isaiah 14: 13-14 For thou hast said in thine heart; I wil ascend into heauen, I wil exalt my throne aboue the starres of God: I wil sit also vpon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the North.
14 I wil ascend aboue the heights of the cloudes, I wil bee like the most High.
Ezekial 28:15-17 Thou wast perfect in thy wayes from the day that thou wast created, till iniquitie was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they haue filled the middest of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as prophane out of the mountaine of God: and I wil destroy thee, O couering Cherub, from the middest of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted vp because of thy beautie, thou hast corrupted thy wisedome by reason of thy brightnesse: I will cast thee to the ground: I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Proverbs 2:11 The rich man is wise in his owne conceit: but the poore that hath vnderstanding searcheth him out.
Romans 14:23 And hee that doubteth, is damned if hee eate, because hee eateth not of faith: For whatsoeuer is not of faith, is sinne.
The love of money is both a literal and spiritual lesson. The root of all evil, loving money, gold, silver, treasures and one’s own wisdom and understanding rather than God’s. Few really believe God’s Word.