Also called: Abundance, Affluence, Luxury, Prosperity
Abundance of material possessions; prosperity.

Top Bible Verses about Wealth

Deuteronomy 8:17–18

Deuteronomy 8:17–18

And you may think in your heart, ‘My strength and the might of my hand acquired this wealth for me.’ But you must remember Yahweh your God, for he is the one giving you strength to acquire wealth in order to confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors as it is today. Read Deuteronomy 8:17–18

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of Yahweh makes one rich, and he does not increase sorrow with it. Read Proverbs 10:22

Proverbs 22:16

He who oppresses the poor in order to enrich himself, or gives to the rich, will come to poverty. Read Proverbs 22:16

Matthew 13:22

And what was sown into the thorn plants—this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word and it becomes unproductive. Read Matthew 13:22

Luke 12:13–21

Now someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me!” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourselves from all greediness, because not even when someone has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” And he told a parable to them, saying, “The land of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. And he reasoned to himself, saying, ‘What should I do? For I … Read Luke 12:13–21

1 Timothy 6:17

Command those who are rich in this present age not to be proud and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in God, who provides us all things richly for enjoyment, Read 1 Timothy 6:17

Famous Christian Quotes About Wealth, Abundance, Affluence, Luxury, Prosperity

Care About Children More Than Their Inheritance

We take care of our possessions for our children, but of the children themselves we take no care at all. What an absurdity this is! Form the soul of your son aright, and all the rest will be added afterward. If that is not good, he will derive no advantage from his wealth, and if it is formed to goodness he will suffer no harm from poverty. Do you want to leave him rich? Teach him to be good; for so he will be able to acquire wealth, or if not, he will not fare worse than those who possess it. But if he is wicked, though you leave him boundless wealth, you leave him no one to take care of it, and you render him worse than those who are reduced to extreme poverty.

John Chrysostom

“We Reject Everything Which Rests Upon Human Opinion”

With us there is no desire of self-importance, nor do we indulge in a variety of opinions. For having renounced the popular and earthly, and obeying the commands of God, and following the law of the Father of immortality, we reject everything which rests upon human opinion. Not only do the rich among us pursue our philosophy, but the poor enjoy instruction gratuitously; for the things which come from God surpass the reward of worldly gifts. Thus we admit all who desire to hear, even old women and youths; and, in short, persons of every age are treated by us with respect, but every kind of licentiousness is kept at a distance.


Using and Misusing Material Blessings

Ivory and gold and riches of all kinds are certainly blessings of divine providence, not only permitted, but expressly designed for the use of men; nor are we anywhere prohibited to laugh, or to be satiated with food, or to annex new possessions to those already enjoyed by ourselves or by our ancestors, or to be delighted with musical harmony, or to drink wine. This indeed is true; but amidst an abundance of all things, to be immersed in sensual delights, to inebriate the heart and mind with present pleasures, and perpetually to grasp at new ones, these things are very remote from a legitimate use of the divine blessings.

John Calvin
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