“Materialism is defined as 'tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values' (New Oxford American Dictionary). It is being pre-occupied with the material rather than the spiritual. It is what Paul had in mind when he spoke of walking by sight (II Cor. 5:7). Walking by sight is to walk after the things of this world. David Lipscomb wrote, 'One walks by sight who makes mammon his god; lives for getting and hoarding, or else for spending and squandering; estimates worth by wealth, and will count himself a happy man if he can die rich' (Gospel Advocate Commentary on II Corinthians and Galatians).” —Paul Wilmoth https://ringoutthemessage.com/2017/06/05/materialism/