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What Does the Bible Say About Money

What Does the Bible Say About Money

What Does the Bible Say About Money ?

It is not as evil as you may have been led to believe.  Money of itself is nothing but substance, which was given value by men.  If you are able to refrain yourself from the overindulgence of money just like you do with the overindulgence of anything else, you will be quite okay with life.

The Bible does have a bit to say about money because so many lives have been ruined over the fuss of money.  People have broken the Lord’s commandments over money.  People are stealing because of the lack of it, and because of the LOVE of money. This is where the majority of the problems lie over money and the Bible.

What does the Bible say about money?

In Hebrews, the writer warns to work hard to keep your life away from the love of money (Hebrews 13 v5).  It is far better to be content with what you have for many reasons.  One is that it is hard to receive more from the hand of God if you do not appreciate what you currently have.

Also the Most High God will never leave you or forsake you.  Therefore, it is great to be satisfied with what you have because you are always in good hands with the Lord, rather than an insurance company.

We have heard time and time again, that the root of all evils is the love of money (1st Timothy 6 v10).  If you currently love money, just know some evil circumstances may be brewing themselves around you.

True Riches is Love

Jesus tells us that we cannot serve two masters, as in the Father and money (Matthew 6 v24).  If money is your driving force, then you will fall because Jesus created the money you serve and love.  Ultimately, riches come and they go.

This year humanity loss a very wealthy innovative inventor named Steve Jobs.  What is his wealth worth to him today?  Sure for his family (and we pray them well), but to the dead, the money does not exist any longer.

This teaches us not to trust our earthly riches, but true riches that last forever in Jesus Christ (Matthew 6 v19-21). So far we have gathered that the love of money is evil and that money in itself is not.

Is Money Up There with Oxygen?

We also know that we should not trust our riches or serve our monetary wealth more than our Creator, Christ Jesus.  So what else is there about money we should know as it states in the Holy Bible?

A business owner use to tell me that money is not the most important thing in the world, but it is sure up there with oxygen. This is true because of the capitalistic world we live in today; we just thrive off of the need of money to provide food, clothing, and shelter for us.

Knowing this, it will be beneficial to learn about money, primarily in how to attain enough money, and how to retain enough for all your needs. This takes wisdom. In the book of Proverbs it says, the rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22 v7).

The Lottery Winner is Ideal Proof…

With this being the case, you should curb your appetite for borrowing money all the time and find ways to become wealthy.  Do this not to rule over the poor, but to help them because the poor rarely receive the help they truly need.

In your business, career, or whatever you do to produce income, wisdom tells us not to gain wealth hastily or in vain because it will leave just as fast as it came in (Proverbs 13 v11).  Lottery winners usually prove this saying to us very clearly.

Use wisdom with your money and spending.  A fool and his money soon depart.  Do not make agreements that only your eyes can pay and not your wallet (Proverbs 22 v26-27).  The debt collector stays in business because of the folly and greed in the heart of many people.

The Bible’s Take On Money $$

If you cannot afford what it is you want, you do not have the money to buy it, do not shake the hands and incur a debt. Lastly, on money it says not to work in order to get rich, but to simply work because you enjoy the craft or the sincere help you give to others.

Working only to get wealthy will lead to poverty at the end (Proverbs 23 v4-5). There are many other scriptures of stories of what people have done good or bad with their money.  We are to avoid putting our trust in the money and trust God to give us all we need, want, and desire.

Some will say, “Trusting God will not pay the bills.”  I agree with you if that is your attitude, but I believe and know trusting God with your entire mind will not only pay your bills, but your children’s bills and all your desires as well.  God bless you in Jesus name.  Amen

Selah

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