20 Truths About Money
- Everything Belongs to God
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,the world and those who dwell therein (Psalm 24:1). The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts (Haggai 2:8). Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
- God Makes It Possible for You to Earn Money
You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day (Deuteronomy 8:18).
- An Entitlement Attitude is a Deadly Attitude
Joshua 7:10-26—The story of Achan
- Prioritize God and Give to Him Before Anyone Else
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce (Proverbs 3:9).
- God Blesses Those Financially Who Honor Him Financially
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine (Proverbs 3:9-10).
- Don’t Work Hard to Get Rich
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven (Proverbs 23:4-5).
- Desire Only Your Daily Needs
Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” (Proverbs 30:8-9).
- Riches Never Satisfy
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:10).
- Not Giving to God = Robbing From God
Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions (Malachi 3:8).
- Stealing A Little Leads Towards Stealing A Lot
He [Judas] said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it (John 12:6).
- Do Not Give to Receive Praises of Men
Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you (Matthew 6:1-4).
- Store Up Treasures in Heaven
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rustdestroy 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 and steal (Matthew 6:19-20).
- You Can’t Serve God and Money
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money (Matthew 6:24).
- Pay Your Bills, As You Expect To Be Paid
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12).
- You Must Be Willing To Abandon Everything to Follow Jesus
And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me” (Mark 10:21).
- Investing In God Reaps Immense Dividends
Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?”Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world,when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life” (Matthew 19:27-29).
- Faithfulness With Little Will Result In Being Entrusted With Much
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master’ (Matthew 25:21).
- It is Impossible for Money-Lovers to Enter Into God’s Kingdom
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God (Mark 10:25).
- Give Lavishly Even Out of Poverty
And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on” (Mark 12:43-44).
- Giving and Blessing Are Connected
…give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you (Luke 6:38).
JONATHAN CARLJULY 15, 2020