Money is a source of stress for many people, and it can be difficult to trust in managing our finances with all the options that come our way. But did you know that there are more than 2000 verses in the Bible about managing money that can guide us? The Bible has a lot to say about wealth and finances. Here are 12 powerful verses from the Bible about money. Discover what the Bible says about money and how Christians should use their wealth in the world.
Proverbs 21:20 - The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
Proverbs 22:7- The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
Proverbs 28:20- A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
Matthew 6:19-21- Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 19:21- Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”Luke 12:15 - Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”Luke 16:11 - So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?1 Timothy 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8- Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Hebrews 13:5- Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”James 1:9-11 - Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower.
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. Sometimes it seems that our lives revolve around making money and spending money. But these verses from the Bible remind us that our focus should be on God's kingdom first and foremost. For more information on biblical principles of money management, check out this list of 25 verses that address wealth, debt, management, tithing, and more.