Is it sinful to want to be wealthy?


I recently started a business with a network marketing company with the goal of achieving financial freedom/peace/security. I have doubts, though, that it is okay for me to want to make a lot of money because of all of the warnings and cautions given to the wealthy in the Bible.

We are otherwise a single-income family and I am a stay-at-home mom. My husband has a good job and we are, for the most part, financially okay. We are (and have always been) willing to make material sacrifices in order to put family and children (not career) first.

So is it okay for me to work towards having extra wealth so we can take trips, have a healthy cushion, be able to give more, have enough money to be able to do what we want and not have to think about the cost? :confused:


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