With the news media constantly talking about inflation, stagflation, the bear market and the rising cost of practically everything, it’s difficult to escape thoughts about money.
Yes, money even matters to God. And there’s lots in the Bible about money.
Today’s list offers 12 Biblical bullet points to help us be good stewards and think properly about the possession and use of money.
12 Biblical Guidelines About Money
#1 Our money is a gift from God (Haggai 2:8).
#2 Money is neither inherently good or bad (1Tim 6:10).
#3 Money ought to be used to support our families (1 Tim. 5:8).
#4 Money can be used to do good and support those in need as we have opportunity (Eph. 4:28; Gal. 6:10).
#5 Paying our taxes is required and a scriptural use of money (Rom. 13:8).
#6 We must budget money to pay our debts (Rom. 13:8).
#7 Money should be saved to supply future needs (Prov. 6:6-8).
#8 We’re commanded to contribute money to support the Lord’s work (1Cor. 16:1-2).
#9 Money may be used to give gifts to those we love (Jn. 12:3-7).
#10 It isn’t wrong to use our money for legitimate personal pleasure (Eccl. 3:12-13).
#11Don’t allow the love of money to fill your heart with greed (Lk.12:13-21).
#12 Money should be our slave, not our master (Matt. 6:24).
Then, there’s this final thought from the wise man.
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty” (Prov. 21:5).
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
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