10 Biblical truths about money

The world has a lot to say about money. Whether we like it or not, it’s become a huge idol in today’s society. But God’s word has a lot to say about money as well.

Here are 10 Biblical truths about money:

1. God is our provider

Above all, we must remember that God is our provider. Not our employer, not our spouse, or our parents. All blessings ultimately flow through God who knows and cares about our every need. We must pray and have faith that He will provide.

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:31-33

2. Be content with what we have

Keeping up with the Jones’s is a sin. We are commanded not to covet (Luke 12:15), and called to be content with what God has blessed us with (Hebrews 13:5).

But the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Mark 4:19

But the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” -Mark 4:19

3. Don’t put hope in money

Relying on God to meet our needs is part of being a believer and walking in faith. Money can come and go so we are not to put our hope or find our security in earthly riches.

Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment.

1 Timothy 6:17

4. Don’t be a slave to debt

When we live beyond our means we put ourselves in a position where we can be a slave to debt and to the world. But God calls us to be a slave to righteousness (Romans 6:15-23).

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:8

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” -Romans 13:8

5. Our treasures are in heaven

As we all know, we can’t take the treasures of this world with us when we die. It is far more important to live a life that glorifies God. We are to set our sights on heaven instead of trying to become wealthy on earth.

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-20

6. We must give back to God cheerfully

We are living under the law of grace, which means we are not required to tithe 10% like they did in old testament. However we should still give back to the Lord and give cheerfully, because the Lord loves a cheerful giver.

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

1 Corinthians 9:6-7

7. It’s better to give than to receive

You’ve heard the saying, “It’s better to give than to receive.” But did you know that came straight from Jesus?

We are to do unto others (Luke 6:31) and value others above ourselves (Philippians 2:3), giving generously.

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Acts 20:35

8. Money is the root of all evil

Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (Matthew 6:24.) We are not to love this world or the things in it (1 John 2:15-17).

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Timothy 6:10

9. Be a good steward of money

There are many ways we can be a good steward of money by showing respect for what we have been blessed with.

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 13:11

10. Work for the Lord

The Bible says we should not be idle or lazy (Proverbs 10:4) and that we should work as though we are working for the Lord. I like to remind myself of this when I have unfavorable tasks to do.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

Colossians 3:23

Conclusion

All good gifts come from above. We can choose to honor God with our money or dishonor him. There are many ways to honor God with our spending, saving, and giving.

Which area do you need to work on the most? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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10 verses to remind us that God is our provider

woman showing empty wallet needs to remember God is our provider

As followers of Jesus, it’s important not to give into fear during uncertain times. We must always remember that God is our provider. He knows every need, including the human need for security.

Here are 10 verses to remind us that God is our provider:

1. Matthew 6:31-33

Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:31-33

2. Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19

3. Deuteronomy 2:7

For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.

Deuteronomy 2:7

4. Luke 12:24

Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

Luke 12:24

5. Psalm 34:10

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 34:10

6. Matthew 7:11

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Matthew 7:11

7. Psalm 81:10

I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalm 81:10

8. 2 Corinthians 9:10

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:10

9. Psalm 147:8

Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

Psalm 147:8

10. Psalm 145:15-16

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 145:15-16

Conclusion

God is our provider. Our job is to pray and have faith that He will meet all of our needs, and to humbly receive his blessings and mercy. We must put him first and trust that He’s got us in the palm of His hand.

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