In reading some other websites, I found this commentary on another blog that reminds me that I need to be careful when cherry picking bible verses to post. I need to be careful about context. From “Going Broke With Jesus blog”: What happens when people try to build a Christian doctrine of money? They usually […]
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1 What does this verse mean? Unfortunately it means that I have to pay my taxes, and live under the govenerment authorities God has established. I […]
A mere lover of silver will not be satisfied with silver, neither any lover of wealth with income. This too is vanity. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:10 This verse tells us what many of us probably already know, or sensed at some point. When you have money – you want more. When you get a raise, you […]
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it. Luke 14:28 This verse serves as a reminder that we need to save up for the things we buy. If we don’t have enough – save!
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:20 This gives us an idea of how God wants us to save for a rainy day, to set something back for […]
This is what the Lord says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and […]
No matter how much you want, laziness won’t help a bit, but hard work will reward you with more than enough. Proverbs 13:4 I know there are days where I just want to lay on the couch, play a video game and not do a thing. This verse tells us, however, that laziness won’t help […]
Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find. Proverbs 12:27 Be creative in the ways that you create wealth, be hard working and diligent. You will be rewarded.
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. Proverbs 11:28 This verse is a reminder to us that while we may strive to become rich (and there’s nothing inherently wrong with that), if we trust in our riches, and they become an idol to us, we […]
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. […]
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. Proverbs 10:22
Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 Keep yourself in check when you find yourself focusing too much on money. It can consume you, and take over your thoughts, […]
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4 I think the meaning of this verse is pretty clear. Work hard and you’ll prosper. Be lazy and you’ll end up poor. The rest of proverbs 10 has a lot of good stuff in it as well, talking about how you need […]
Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. Luke 12:15 While it can be ok to have wealth, and alright to work hard to earn your money, it is even more important to remember to keep your guard up against […]