Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.
I Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent…they say ‘we shall find all precious goods… throw in your lot among us…such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.