Is it sinful to enjoy materialistic things?


Clarify Share Report Asked May 11 2018 Mini GiGi Griffis

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say no (1) as long as those things are ultimately viewed as a gift or blessing from God, rather than being entirely attributable to one's own efforts; (2) as long as they do not assume a greater priority and importance in the person's life than God Himself (meaning that the person would willingly give them up if they created a conflict with the individual's relationship to God that could not be resolved in any other way); and (3) as long as they are obtained and used in ways that do not violate God's commands as found in the Bible.

God delights in blessing His followers (Matthew 7:11; James 1:17), but He also demands their loyalty and devotion before any other person or material thing. Material goods can bring with them a temptation to place them ahead of God, which Christians must always be on guard against.

May 12 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

I'm glad you asked, when you enjoy material things more than the things of God, that's a form of idol worship, and we must first always put the Lord as first place in our lives,plus be careful (watchful) not to put things before him.

May 19 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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