Biblical Finance

The Bible and Money

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The bible has much to say about our finances. We must understand that how we handle our money is of great importance to God. Since the bible has so much to say about money, wealth, giving, microeconomics and finance, we must be diligent to study and apply all of these teachings in order to be pleasing to God!

Below you will find many articles, links and bible verses that examine God’s word on finances:

Is It a Sin to be Rich? Find Out What The Bible Says

Is it a sin to be rich? This is a tough question if you’re a Christian. Our faith tells us that God is to be our first love, that He provides for our needs and we’re to trust Him in all that we do. The world tells us that we need to strive to be […]

Why We Want To Start A Giving Account

Late last year when I wrote about unexpected financial blessings I mentioned that one of the reasons why we wanted to pay off debt and save money is to be able to help others. This has been something that my wife and I talked about many times, even before we got married. We both separately […]

Prosperity Gospel? We Should Know Better!

Give your money to God, and He will return it many times; have you ever heard that message or some variation of it preached? Do you believe it? In many churches, that belief is close to being the eleventh commandment. It’s often implied as give God a dollar, and he will give you back ten. […]

What Is Your Wishlist For Giving?

[The following is a guest post from Marie at Family Money Values – who wants to help families understand the potential consequences of wealth.  She encourages visitors to take the long view and pull all family generations together to nourish the family legacy and wealth] Giving of ourselves seems to be an innate characteristic of […]

Trying To Pray For Money: Why Isn’t God Answering?

[This is a guest post from Andrea at So Over Debt about trying to pray for money. Visit her site or follow her on Twitter to read more about her journey toward a better financial future.] A popular joke tells us about a man whose neighborhood is flooding. The man climbs on his roof and […]

A Lesson About The True Value Of Possessions

About a week and a half ago, my wife and I took a trip out of state in order to watch our niece graduate from college. Once we got back home, my wife noticed that her car was damaged (no, that’s not our car in the photo). Of course, whoever hit our car didn’t bother […]

You Cannot Serve Both God and Mammon – Devotion

When you see a dog following two men: (John MacDuff) “You cannot serve both God and wealth.” Matthew 6:24 It is impossible for the mind to be governed at the same time by two opposite principles. The love of the world and the love of God are diametrically opposed to each other. “If any man […]

The Proverbs 31 Woman – Are We Ready for Her? – Pt 2

Yesterday we took a look at Proverbs 31:11-20. In that study, Carol Schultz went through some of the specifics of how this virtuous woman functions in her home, and the marketplace. Today we continue that study with a look at Proverbs 31:21-31, and what it says about her character and spiritual life. The following is […]

The Proverbs 31 Woman – Are We Ready for Her? – Pt 1

The following is a guest post by Carol Schultz (read her full bio below): “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies“. Proverbs 31:10 So who is she? Is she June Cleaver? Alexis Carrington? In my own pondering of the T.V. role models I think Barbara Stanwick from Big Valley […]

Does Hard Work Reveal Misplaced Faith?

Many people will tell you that if you are truly blessed, you won’t have to work hard to obtain wealth. They claim that God will just pour out wealth and material possessions on you as a reward for believing this very fact! They sometimes go as far as to accuse those who work hard of […]

They Put the Nickels and the Pennies in the Collection Plate! – Devotion

Another devotion by Grace Gems. (J. R. Miller, “Saul Rejected as King” 1908) “Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys!” 1 Samuel 15:3 “Saul and the troops spared Agag, and […]

Helping Those in Need is a Reflection of God’s Love!

According to the bible, helping others is a very tangible, practical way to express God’s love.  We can’t be so focused on “getting more” that we miss chances to serve other people. We must understand that it is God who supplies our needs, and we have to stop trusting in our possessions. Those who are […]

A Closer Look at Tithing Before the Law of Moses – Jacob’s Vow

In our last article we took a look at the tithe that Abraham gave to Melchizedek (read here). There were a few noteworthy things that we discovered from that account: Abram only gave a tenth of what he won in battle, not his income. We have no record of God commanding him to give a […]

A Closer Look at Tithing Before the Law of Moses – Abraham’s Example

This is the 4th post in our series on biblical giving. So far we have looked at the concept of tithing, and that is where our focus will be for the next two posts. Before we begin let us recap what we have learned from God’s Word thus far. Here are the first three posts […]

Should Christians be Required to Pay Taxes to an Ungodly Government?

This is a continuation of our series on giving. At first we asked the question: “What Does the Old Testament Teach About Tithing?” What we found is that the various tithes required of the Israelites served as taxes to fund the government and the national religious festivals. Then we asked, “What Does the New Testament […]

What Does the New Testament Teach About Tithing?

This article is part of a larger series on giving. We are starting by examining what the bible teaches about tithing – which is by far the most popular form of giving taught in the church today. Then we will look at voluntary, sacrificial giving and ultimately determine what God’s will truly is for His […]

What Does the Old Testament Teach About Tithing?

This will be the first installment on a series on giving. I pray that we all will be blessed by what the Word of God’s teaches us about giving. First we need to take a look at a few concepts before taking a deeper look. The first thing we will discuss is tithing. Because tithing […]

Riches, Honors, and Comforts – Devotion

The following is from a daily devotional that I receive called Grace Gems. If I come across one that I feel is extraordinary, I will share it with you here. For more information on Grace Gems visit this link. (J. C. Philpot, “Heavenly Treasure in Earthen Vessels”) “But we have this precious treasure in earthen […]

Should I Cosign For a Loan?

A friend or family member needs a loan, but their credit score is not high enough (due to terrible or no credit history, or massive credit card debt), or they don’t have a large enough down payment or some other reason. So they come to you and ask you to be a cosigner on their […]

Honor the Lord with Your Finances

In Proverbs 3:9-10 we find this command: “Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine.” We are to honor the Lord with all that we have. How we behave with our finances does […]

Wealth from the Bible

I was sitting here just thinking about how foolish it is to trust in wealth. Especially for us Christians who have God’s Word to guide us in all areas of life. Larry Burkett once said, “It is clear from God’s Word that affluence presents the greatest threat to our walk with the Lord”. Psalms 49:10-12 reads: For […]