Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
We’ve heard elements of this truth spoken in many different ways. “With great power comes great responsibility”. Jesus told His disciples that it was more difficult for a rich man to enter heaven than to pull a camel through the eye of a needle.
Matthew 19:23-24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Elsewhere, Yahshua says that you cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
All of these are reasons to support why growing wealth can cause a person to stumble. More money, more problems. With more problems, our sense of justice gets hit with more and more temptation and opportunities for corruption. Godliness far outweighs the worth of worldly wealth.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7 ), ‘Relationship’