No one can serve two masters; for a slave with either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:24 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, Heres a good seat for you, but say to the poor man, You stand there or Sit on the floor by my feet, 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? James 2:3-4 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. Timothy 6:9 17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. Timothy 6:17-19 A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished. Proverbs 28:20 Some of the people I see who are most obsessed with money, getting rich and being wealthy are those of religious faith, particularly Christian religious faith. Why is this? Many churches themselves are just money generating machines. Is this monetary infatuation and the trust in wealth generating institutions simply a coincidence, or are many Christians betraying the bible? And why do they never, EVER stop to question what they do and the way they act? Whenever they face up against a quote from the bible, or an onslaught of quotes that describes their actions or the path they are taking they are very quick to dismiss the bible and say it is taken "out of context". When the rich get "commanded" to be generous, it is the religious right who fight back most fervently, taking the side of the rich and opposing that of the poor.