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Can gold and luxury return love?
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Can gold and luxury return love?

Verses:

Luke 00581 12:15 - 23
15. And he (Jesus) said unto them, Take heed, and beware of 4124> covetousness (desire): for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 16. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17. And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18. And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God (giving to the poor / sharing). 22. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

Acts 00628 17:28 - 31
28. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead (Jesus).

1st Corinthians 00227 10:24 - 26
26. Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 25. Whatsoever is sold in the shambles (market) , that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 26. For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.

1st Corinthians 00304 13:3 (Paul said) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Ephesians 00094 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Philippians 00092 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of 5304> want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

1st Timothy 00073 5:6 But she that liveth in 4684> pleasure is dead while she liveth.

1st Timothy 00095 6:3 - 5
3. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4. He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5. Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and 0650> destitute (fraud) of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1st Timothy 00109 6:17 - 18
17. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

James 00093 5:5 Ye have lived in 5171> pleasure on the earth, and been 4684> wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

1st Peter 00093 5:2 - 3
2. Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre (profit) , but of a ready mind; 3. Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

2nd Peter 00024 2:3 And through 4124 > covetousness shall they with feigned words make 1710 > merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

2nd Peter 00034 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to 5172> riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

2nd Peter 00060 3:17 - 18
17. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Definitions:

0650; apostereo ap-os-ter-eh'-o: from 575 and stereo (to deprive); to despoil:--defraud, destitute, kept back by fraud. GW 575

1710; emporeuomai em-por-yoo'-om-ahee: from 1722 and 4198; to travel in (a country as a pedlar), i.e. (by implication) to trade:--buy and sell, make merchandise. GW 1722 GW 4198

4124; pleonexia pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah: from 4123; avarice, i.e. (by implication) fraudulency, extortion:--covetous(-ness) practices, greediness. GW 4123

4684; spatalao spat-al-ah'-o: from spatale (luxury); to be voluptuous:--live in pleasure, be wanton.

5171; truphao troo-fah'-o: from 5172; to indulge in luxury:--live in pleasure. GW 5172

5172; truphe troo-fay': from thrupto (to break up or (figuratively) enfeeble, especially the mind and body by indulgence); effeminacy, i.e. luxury or debauchery:--delicately, riot.

5304; husteresis hoos-ter'-ay-sis: a falling short, i.e. (specially), penury:--want.

See also,
Share the spoils of increase.
Giving to the poor is giving to God.
The art of giving, how to give.
Giving with purpose and compassion.

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