CONCERNING THE PERIL OF RICHES

THE BIBLE SAYS

Compiled by Daniel L. Wakefield

 

 

·         I Kings 6:38-7:1               And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it.  So was he seven years in building it.  But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.

 

·         Matthew 16:26                 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

 

·         Matthew 19:23-24            Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.  And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

 

·         Mark 4:19                         And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

 

·         Luke 6:24-25                    But woe unto you that are rich!  for ye have received your consolation.  Woe unto you that are full!  for ye shall hunger.  Woe unto you that laugh now!  for ye shall mourn and weep.

 

·         Luke 12:19-21                  And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

 

·         Luke 16:25                       But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

 

·         Luke 18:18,22-23             And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?  22-23…Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.  And when he heard this he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

 

·         Acts 8:20                          But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

 

·         I Timothy 6:6-10              But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.