What Jesus teaches about Wealth and Materialism


Imagine a life where your heart is free from the anxieties of chasing wealth and material possessions. Picture yourself finding true contentment, not in what you own, but in the love and grace of Jesus Christ. This is the abundant life Jesus wants for each of us—a life where we are not enslaved by materialism but liberated by His teachings.

Today, let’s dive into understanding what Jesus teaches about wealth and materialism. It’s a topic that touches all of us on some level, and uncovering His wisdom can transform how we view our resources and our purpose in life. Ready to be inspired? Let’s get started!

Bible Verse

Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV): "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."


In this passage, Jesus provides a powerful contrast between earthly and heavenly treasures. Earthly treasures are ephemeral and susceptible to decay and theft. No matter how much we accumulate, there’s always a looming risk of loss, creating a cycle of anxiety and discontent.

In contrast, heavenly treasures are eternal and secure. They represent the spiritual wealth we accumulate by living in accordance with God’s will—acts of love, kindness, faith, and service. These treasures are incorruptible and cannot be taken from us.

Jesus highlights that our heart will follow what we value most. If we chase material wealth, our hearts will be tied to the fleeting and unstable. But if we invest in heavenly treasures, our hearts will be rooted in the eternal and unwavering love of God.

Actions to Take

  • Simplify Your Life: Declutter and focus on what truly matters. Let go of unnecessary possessions that do not add value to your life.

  • Generosity: Make a habit of giving, whether it’s your time, talents, or resources. Support charitable causes or help a neighbor in need.

  • Prayer and Reflection: Regularly spend time in prayer asking for wisdom to prioritize heavenly treasures over earthly ones.

  • Contentment Practice: Cultivate contentment by focusing on what you have rather than what you lack. Keep a gratitude journal to document your blessings.

  • Seek Spiritual Wealth: Engage in activities that nourish your soul—such as reading the Bible, attending fellowship, and engaging in acts of kindness.

Journal Prompts

  • What are the treasures I am currently storing up, and are they earthly or heavenly?

  • How can I shift my focus from accumulating material wealth to nurturing spiritual riches?

  • In what ways have I experienced the anxiety associated with materialism, and how can I alleviate it?

  • What acts of generosity can I commit to this week to invest in heavenly treasures?

  • How does understanding Jesus’ teachings on wealth and materialism change my perspective on my own resources?


Heavenly Father, thank You for reminding me of the true source of my worth and security. Help me to shift my focus from accumulating material possessions to investing in heavenly treasures. Give me a generous heart, willing to share and serve others with the resources You’ve given me. Grant me contentment and wisdom to prioritize what truly matters. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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Jesus’ teachings on wealth and materialism guide us to lead lives that are not only richer in purpose but also filled with peace and true contentment. By focusing on heavenly treasures, we free ourselves from the endless chase of materialism and anchor our hearts in what is eternal.

Thank you for joining us today at BGodInspired.com. We hope this devotional has encouraged you to reevaluate your perspectives on wealth and to embrace a life driven by eternal values. Continue your journey with us as we explore more areas of spiritual growth and inspiration. God bless you!

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