Dealing With Issues: Materialism.
The attitude to life that places particular emphasis on immediate, physical values rather than on future, spiritual ones or that regards the material world as the only reality. The accumulation of wealth can easily become a god in itself and lead people astray from the worship of the true God. Yet it is not money itself, but the love of money, which is seen by Scripture as a fundamental cause of evil.
Ps 52:7 See also Job 31:24-28; Ps 49:10; Pr 18:11; 23:5; Ecc 5:10; Mt 16:26; Lk 12:23-25; 21:34; Jas 5:1-3.
Possessions are to be seen as a gift from God
1Ch 29:12 See also Ge 13:2; 26:12-13; Dt 8:18; 2Ch 32:29; Ps 112:1-3; Pr 10:22; Ecc 5:19; Hos 2:8.
Material goods can turn the heart away from God
Dt 8:13-14; 1Ti 6:9-10 See also Eze 28:5; Mt 19:21-22; Lk 18:22-23; Mt 26:14-16; 1Jn 3:17.