I often found it true that to have “more” faith in God, it usually meant “less” faith in “money” (Mammon).
1. Lord Jesus Himself said to the rich young ruler that if he wanted to be “perfect” (going beyond just keeping the “commandments”), he has to sell “all” (not some of what) he has and “give” it (all – not some) to the poor (not to the church or synagogue) – see Matthew 19:21
Thus getting rid of “money” literally proves “higher” faith and “lesser love of money” (of course, it’s relative to how much you have versus how much of it you give – God judges fairly) – to move towards “perfection”.
2. Peter had “no money” (literally – “silver and gold I have none”) when he performed the great miracle of making the lame man walk in the “Name of Lord Jesus” (The One Who actually Healed the lame man) – see Acts 3:6
3. Lord Jesus Himself said that you either serve “God” or “Money” (Mammon) – literally – see Matthew 6:24
Notice that in each of the incidents above, “no money” is the “act” (or condition) which needs to be “fulfilled” – literally – for “perfection” (meaning Love for God Alone – with no adulteration of love towards money at all!).
Food for thought.
Here are the verses mentioned above in full:
“Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Matthew 19:21)
“Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” (Acts 3:6)
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money (Mammon).” (Matthew 6:24)