Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
Cross ReferencesProverbs 15:27
He who is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble on his household, but he who hates bribes will live.
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.
whose buyers slaughter them without remorse. Those who sell them say, 'Praise the LORD, for I am rich!' Even their own shepherds have no compassion for them.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
The seed sown among the thorns is the one who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
but the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
This is how it will be for anyone who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God."
1 Timothy 3:7
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy.
It instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
Come now, you who are rich, weep and wail for the misery to come upon you.
Chapter Outline1. Of the duty of servants.
3. Not to have fellowship with newfangled teachers.
6. Godliness is great gain;
10. and love of money the root of all evil.
11. What Timothy is to flee, and what to follow.
17. and whereof to admonish the rich.
20. To keep the purity of true doctrine, and to avoid godless ideas.
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2 Kings 5:20-27
Hosea 12:7, 8
2 Peter 2:15, 16
1 Timothy 3:7
2 Timothy 2:26
1 John 2:15-17
1 Timothy 1:9
Acts 5:4, 5
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