After doing a bible study at my home church here in Bloomington, Minnesota I have realized just how important our finances are, and as a Christian, just how much the Bible talks about money matters.
In an effort to document some of the things I have learned through my recent studies, as well as trying to share those bits of wisdom with others out there on the internet, I decided to start this blog which I am calling Bible Money Matters.
I will be talking about all sorts of things related to managing money wisely, as well as how it relates to my faith in Jesus Christ. I'll be talking about how to get out of debt, how to invest, and how to honor God with our finances.
If you have ideas for topics you would like covered, or if you've got something to say in relation to one of my posts, please leave a comment. I look forward to your responses!
A Couple Of Verses Related to Money
The Bible has a lot to say about money, and to get things started here on the site today I'd like to offer up a couple of verses that have some significant meaning when it comes to faith and finances.
Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. -Heb 13:5
It is so important to be wary of our relation to money, how we view it and how it plays a role in our lives. It can be so easy for material things to become an idol in our lives.
While I don't think it is a bad thing to earn money, grow wealth or to be rich, I do think that the more you have, the harder it can be to rely solely on God, and to give sacrificially.
As Jesus stated -“You cannot serve God and wealth” (Matthew 6:24), and it's important to make sure that you're serving God first and foremost, and making sure that money remains a tool, and not an end goal.
I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.-Matthew 19:24
Now, that verse doesn't mean that it's impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, just more difficult.
The pursuit of wealth can insulate us from the workings of God in our lives. It can kill the seed of the word that is sown in our lives, and keep us from the eternal treasures that our heavenly father wants to give us. It's a matter of focus, and remembering to keep our eyes on Him.
So as I launch this website, my prayer is that God will help me to share a number of faith and financial insights that can help to inspire you in your own journey.