So What Does The Bible Say About Money?
A few years ago, I checked my finances and by chance, a question came to mind: What does the Bible say about debt? It is important to ask ourselves: “What does this mean for saving and investing?” because we may come from different backgrounds and have different perspectives on finances.
He wants us to be rich and prosperous, but spiritually we are better off staying away from it. His commandments and His way are the keys to a good Christian life, and it leads to wealth and abundance.
Some parts of the Bible talk about how to handle money…while other parts suggest it’s a mistake to care about money at all. Gregory Baumer, the author of God and Money, says: “If you study all the verses about money in the Bible, you will find many different interpretations of what it says about it, not only in terms of its meaning but also its purpose.”
Another example of the Bible that deals with money is Psalm 37: 21, which says: “Do not repay the wicked, but give generously to the just.” This verse, which attributes the responsibility to our Lord to make rich and poor, is very similar to Deuteronomy 8:18:
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.Deuteronomy 8:18
Also, a quote from 1 Timothy 6:6-12
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”1 Timothy 6:6-12
The Bible and Money Management
We’ve seen what the Bible says about money: what does it say about wealth, wealth management, or money in general? Visit this list of questions and answers from some of the best and most influential Christians in the world, with more inspirations.
Jason is also a man of great faith, so I would like to thank him for his excellent analysis of what the Bible says about money and success. He wrote a great article about the biblical teaching on the healing of money and what it says about success in general. I was initially afraid of it because the preachers of the prosperity gospel overemphasized it.
But when I looked at what the whole Bible has to say about money, I saw that poverty is always a curse, and that money has always been a blessing.
When it comes to borrowing, the Bible strongly discourages borrowing and it leads to my financial ruin. Do not borrow, do not trust in your prudence, do not place yourself in the power of the rich, do not exhaust yourself to become rich. The rich always rule over the poor; those who love wealth never settle for income; they never have enough money, and those who love money never have enough.
The Bible warns us to stay away from the love of money, and Christians must guard their hearts to ensure that they are free from it. The love of money is the defining feature of the last day (2 Timothy 3: 3), and we must protect ourselves and our hearts by ensuring that it is free of it (1 Timothy 2: 5).