Most Christians are as materialistic as anybody else. But the Bible calls us to be content with food and clothing.
Sirach 29:21. The chief thing for life is water, and bread, And a garment, and a house to cover shame.
Philippians 4:12. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. (NIV translation)
Philippians 4:19. My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:8. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.
Hebrews 13:5. Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.”
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