Mammon Bible Passages

ENGL 514

Dr. Fike

Matthew 6.19-21: “‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’”

Matthew 6.23-24: “‘The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.’”

Luke 16.1-3: “He also said to the disciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ And the steward said to himself, ‘what shall I do since my master is taking the stewardship from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg,’” etc.

John 1.38-39: “Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, ‘What do you seek?’ And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.”

I Corinthians 2.9-10: “But, as it is written, ‘What no eye hath seen, nor ear heard, / nor the heart of man conceived, / what God has prepared for those who love him,’ God has revealed through the spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.”

I Corinthians 10.13: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

I Timothy 6.10: “For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs.”