As an average American in debt and making my way through life in the world, I’ve noticed it is important to know “What does the bible say about money?” After a little study and refreshing the Bible says it can very easily lead to Sin, be Content with what you have, and simply to Give.
If you’ve never been exposed to the truth in the Bible simple fact Sin is Bad. That said money is something that can lead to sin almost as easy as envy or adultery. Money becomes a god to some people thinking they have no need for anything in their life because of money. If that’s the case with you, well there isn’t a cash register in a coffin (That’s Free). Money can’t buy your way into heaven, give you peace of mind, immortality, or true love. It brings more stress then people intend if they have the wrong idea about money.
[1 Timothy 6.10 KJV] “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” When people get to loving money people start wanting things they aren’t theirs, forsake the true God and bring much stress to the person loving it. Loving something above God shows that your heart isn’t right with him and should consider that next time you have a near-death experience.
·[Proverbs 23.4 KJV] “Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.” The Bible says in Proverbs (a book of wisdom) directly to not work for riches and to not give in to your wisdom. If your purpose in this life is to get rich what is the point, you can’t take it with you to the grave. Now practically speaking providing for your family in the unfortunate case of a death is the respectable thing to do, but ask your self: are you laying up the riches for yourself or your family you leave behind.
[Exodus 20.17 KJV] “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” Don’t be the “wise guy” and ask “Who is my neighbor?” … Anyone you meet. That said, this is one of Gods commandments and breaking any one of them is a sin. Wanting, desiring something that isn’t yours is called covertness, which is even referred to as idolatry.
Today’s common thread is that the more you have the better, or that you’ve somehow been blessed by God. While for the most part this simply is not the case it is important to recognize that all you need in this life Is food and raiment. The Bible says [1 Timothy 6.8 KJV] “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” Meaning that anything more than just that is purely a blessing from God or a curse depending on how you’re using it. That said the apostle Paul said in [Philippians 4.11 KJV] “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Paul had been through a lot of Good and even more suffering for The Lord Jesus Christ. Realizing along the way that whatsoever The Lord put him through he found peace in his heart with it.
The Bible also says [Acts 20.35 KJV] “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Meaning that it is better for an individual give something than be given it, whether that be money, time or anything else. when it comes to money it is very important to recognize the difference between the Old Testament law and the New Testament standard or recommendation. The Old Testament law required 1/10th of a person’s earnings and harvest to be given to the priest. There’s no specific amount stated in the New Testament about how much you should give. That said there are more reasons in the New Testament on why you should give those being: it helps get out the gospel, it provides for the pastor and the church’s needs, and it helps people in need. When it comes to giving though you may wonder how you’re going to be able to do it. For a starting amount take it to prayer and when God gives you an answer listen. If you want to jump the gun 1/10th would be fine. that said if you ask the Lord about how much you should be giving, he provides as much as you need to do that and still meet your needs (Rent, Clothes, Food). This isn’t some way to get rich God isn’t a lottery. It’s a way to serve the Lord and given to him as he is given unto you because if it wasn’t for him you wouldn’t be where you’re at. Good or bad be faithful be a giver and God will bless you for it.
I hope I’ve been able to show you today through scripture how The Bible wants people to approach money, And I hope that you found profit in this and you’ve looked at your heart comma and if it’s off somewhere or you just don’t have the right part right now about this I urge you to ask God to change your heart, for your relationship with him and money The Bible says [Matthew 6.24 KJV] “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” [Matthew 6.19-20 KJV] “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”
Ps. To the believers in the prosperity gospel, thinking money is the seed you need to be focused on just read what the bible has to say in Luke Chapter 8 Verse 11 “Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.” In the middle of the parable of the sower it tells you what the most important seed is. Not your money.
PS ps. You can’t buy your way into heaven The Bible says [Mark 10.25 KJV] “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” Meaning that you can’t buy your way into heaven and that you have to pay for your own sin meaning you have to suffer in hell for eternity because that is the wages of sin. The Bible says in [Romans 6.23 KJV] “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Meaning and that your sin has bought you a place in hell period now Jesus Christ made the payment for your sin on the cross of Calvary The Bible says [2 Corinthians 5.21 KJV] “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Meaning that he took our sin and paid that debt with his shed blood. All you need to do to accept that payment it’s come to the Lord with a willing heart admitting you’re a Sinner asking God for forgiveness and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross of Calvary for your sin and rose again the 3rd day proving that he was God in the flesh. If you do this today your biggest debt will be paid for eternity.
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