It is true that “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
Vanity often leads to huge regrets and tragedies in life. Vanity induces greed and pride. The Bible reminds us to “Be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” and “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity” (Luke 12:15, Ecclesiastes 5:10).
The Capital Sin of Pride
Generally, pride and social prejudice lead to conflicts, persecution, bullying, discrimination and violence in the world, which paves the way for countless tragedies on earth. The Bible stresses the fact that “Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished” (Proverbs 16:5).
The Bible says,“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished” that “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it” (Proverbs 28:20; Proverbs 13:11).
God demands us to “show the same diligence” till the end (Hebrews 6:11-12). Those who “works with a negligent hand” will be punished by poverty too (Proverbs 10:4).
Do not seek worldly possessions. The Bible reminds us not to go for self-seeking. The Bible reminds us that “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10).The Bible makes it clear that “The desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires” (1 John 2:15-17 ESV).
Thus, “Cast but a glance at riches” because wealth “will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle” (1 Timothy 6:10).
The Bible says, “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”(Luke 12:15). According to the Bible’s instruction, “No one can serve two masters…You cannot serve God and money” and “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life” (Matthew 6:24; Galatians 6:7-8).
“For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. ”(Matthew 13: 12).
▲Jesus speaks of faith that the more faith one has, the greater the reward will be. Jesus believes that everyone is responsible for spreading love, gentleness, kindness, compassion to the world.