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“A Love Of Luxury”

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Does the Bible forbid Christians from becoming wealthy?

Sincerely,
Saving

Dear Saving,

Wealth is not a sin for Christians, but the love of money can lead to all sorts of evils (1 Tim 6:10).  Matt 6:24-25 says that it is impossible to serve both God and wealth.  When wealth becomes more important to us than the Lord, then wealth has destroyed us.

Pr. 23:4-5 warns against chasing riches because they are fickle and fleeting, and Matt 16:26 reminds us that no matter how much money we gain, it isn’t enough to trade our souls for.  Whether we are poor or rich, if money becomes our god, than we are sunk.