What Jesus teaches about Wealth and Materialism


In a world where material possessions often signify success and happiness, it’s easy to become consumed by the pursuit of wealth. Yet, as followers of Jesus, we are called to a different standard. Jesus’ teachings about wealth and materialism are not just counter-cultural but liberating. Imagine a life where your worth isn’t tied to the zeros in your bank account, but rather to the depth of your faith and the richness of your relationships. This devotional aims to guide you towards understanding what Jesus truly says about wealth and how you can apply His wisdom to lead a more fulfilling life.

Are you ready to redefine success in your life according to the teachings of Jesus? Let’s embark on this spiritual journey together and explore how we can turn our focus from accumulating material wealth to enriching our spiritual lives.

Bible Verse

"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." — Matthew 6:24 (NIV)


In Matthew 6:24, Jesus clearly lays out the choice we have to make between serving God and serving money. This verse serves as a stark reminder that our hearts can only truly be devoted to one master. If we choose to serve money, we risk losing sight of our spiritual calling and purpose. Jesus isn’t saying that wealth is inherently evil; rather, it’s the love of wealth that can enslave us.

We often think that money will solve all our problems and guarantee us a happy life. However, materialism can create a false sense of security and lead to a never-ending cycle of wanting more. Jesus teaches us that genuine contentment comes not from what we have, but from who we have in our lives—especially our relationship with God.

Real wealth, according to Jesus, is measured by the treasures we store in heaven rather than on earth. It’s about using our resources to further God’s kingdom, help those in need, and bring glory to His name.

Actions to Take

  1. Prioritize Giving: Commit to giving a portion of your income to charitable causes or your local church.

  2. Reflect on Your Purchases: Before making a purchase, ask yourself if it aligns with your values and if it brings you closer to God.

  3. Practice Contentment: Make a gratitude list daily to remind yourself of the blessings you already have.

  4. Declutter Regularly: Simplify your life by getting rid of items you no longer need and donating them to those in need.

  5. Invest in Relationships: Spend more time nurturing your relationships with family, friends, and God, rather than pursuing material gain.

Journal Prompts

  1. What does wealth mean to you, and how has this definition changed since you began following Jesus?

  2. How do you currently balance your spiritual life and your pursuit of material success?

  3. In what ways have material possessions distracted you from your relationship with God?

  4. Write about a time when you felt genuinely content, and what contributed to that feeling.

  5. How can you use your resources to make a positive impact on those around you?


Dear Lord, thank you for the countless blessings you have provided in my life. Help me to focus less on accumulating material wealth and more on building a relationship with You. Teach me to use my resources wisely and generously, in ways that glorify Your name. May I always remember that true contentment comes from You alone. Guide my heart so that it may serve You fully and not be ensnared by the love of money. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  2. "Before you make that next purchase, ask yourself: Does it bring me closer to God? #IntentionalLiving #FaithFirst"

  3. "Materialism creates a false sense of security. Seek the everlasting peace that only God provides. #SeekHim #ContentmentInChrist"

  4. "Declutter your life to make more room for God’s blessings. #Simplify #SpiritualGrowth"

  5. "Invest in relationships, not things. True wealth is measured by love and faith. #RelationshipsMatter #GodIsEnough"


Understanding Jesus’ teachings about wealth and materialism helps us to reframe our priorities and live more fulfilling lives. By focusing on God rather than money, we can achieve true contentment and spiritual richness that transcends earthly possessions. Remember, your value is not determined by what you have but by who you are in Christ.

Thank you for joining us on this short Bible study on wealth and materialism. Continue your spiritual journey with us at BGodInspired.com, where we strive to help you grow closer to God each day. Keep seeking Him, and you’ll find true wealth in His presence.

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