1. Don’t store up worldly possession for yourselves, rather store up treasures in heaven.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
2. Paul learned the secret to being content.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
3. You cannot serve two masters at the same time.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
4. Seek first the kingdom of God.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
5. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred.
6. Walk with integrity.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
7. Wisdom is better than wealth.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! The highway of the upright avoids evil, those who guard their ways preserve their lives.