In Jesus’ teachings, he both shared God’s plan for provision and gave stern warnings about greed.
1. Matthew 6.19
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.
2. Matthew 6.24
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
3. Matthew 6.25
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
4. Matthew 13.22
The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced.
Take heed to these warnings, and you will do well.