The Bible has a lot to say about money, wealth, and possessions. From the parables of Jesus to the teachings of the Old Testament, God has given us extensive instructions on how to approach the subject. He wants us to use money as a tool to bless our families, others, and finance the advancement of His kingdom. An owner gives his workers talent to invest in and for which they will be held accountable.
This story reminds us that everything we have, not just our money, is simply a loan from God. Wealth is necessary to survive and to eat, sleep comfortably, and stay healthy, you'll need some form of currency. But human beings are certainly bad at wanting modest amounts, especially when it comes to money. Jesus spoke of money in approximately 15% of his preaching and in 11 of the 39 parables.
It was his topic that was most talked about. In fact, there are more than 2300 verses about money, wealth, and possessions. The Bible warns us against hoarding wealth and encourages us to use it for good. It says: "Come now, rich people, cry and howl for the miseries that lie ahead.
Your riches have rotted and your clothes are eaten away by moths. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will serve as a test against you and will devour your flesh like fire." We are also warned against concealing wages from workers: "Behold, the wages of the workers who cut your fields, which you concealed with fraud, cries out against you, and the cry of the reapers has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts." The crux of our problem is whether we're worshipping our money or worshipping with our money or not. If we're feeling stressed out about our financial situation, we should take a moment to read these Bible verses about financial concerns, meditate on them, and take a break to pray.