Proverbs 30:7—9, “Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, BUT GIVE ME ONLY MY DAILY BREAD. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.”
Hebrews 13:5, Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
1 John 2:15—16, Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and THE BOASTFUL PRIDE OF LIFE, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
DON’T BE EXTRAVAGANT:
Proverbs 21:20, The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets. (NLT). We should live within our means. The poor are also extravagant, even at the cost of burdensome debts.
1 Corinthians 7:23, You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
Galatians 5:1, It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Proverbs 22:7, The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Christians love material things in this world. Because of COMPULSIVE shopping, they become so OBSESS to things in this world; “these things becomes their gods”. The result is they become slaves to the financial institutions (credit cards).
Christians should not allow themselves to be slaves to any of these, because these are the ones which create problems to their lives and besides, it shows that the LORD JESUS IS NOT THEIR LORD AT ALL. They become slaves to credit cards.