Materialism is a modern term for greed or covetousness. Materialism is condemned both in the Old and New Testament.
||You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's
wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey,
nor anything that is your neighbor's.
||For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder,"
"You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not
covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this
saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
||"And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a
needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
|1 Timothy 6:8-10
||And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But
those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many
foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have
strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with
||And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does
not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses."
||Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as
you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."