What the Bible Teaches About Money

Several years ago, I wrote an outline on the subject “What the Bible Teaches About Money” and used the outline as a study guide in one of my churches.  So, I thought I’d share that outline in this post. The outline is designed to function as a Bible study in which you (the reader) look up and read each reference in your Bible. Ready? Here we go.

I. The Perspective Concerning Money: (All money belongs to God.): Psalm 24:1; Psalm 50:10-12; Deuteronomy 10:14; Job 41:11; Haggai 2:8; 1 Corinthians  10:26

II. The Power Behind Earning Money: (God gives individuals the power to earn money.) Deuteronomy 8:10-20; 1 Samuel 2:7; Psalm 75:6-7; Proverbs 10:22

III. The Plans For Making Money & Keeping It

  1. inheriting: Genesis 25:5-8; Proverbs 13:22; Ecclesiastes 7:11 (Be careful that the inheritance doesn’t become more important to you than the one who will bestow it.): Proverbs 20:21; Luke 15:11-13
  2. working: Proverbs 6:6-11; 10:4-5; 12:24; 13:4,11; 14:23; 20:4,13; 23:21;                                    Ephesians 4:28; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12; 1 Timothy 5:8
  3. giving back to God: Proverbs 3:9-10; Matthew 22:21; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
  4. being a good steward with your possessions: Proverbs 27:23-24
  5. saving: Proverbs 21:20
  6. being cautious concerning debt: Proverbs 22:7
  7. being cautious concerning cosigning a loan: Proverbs 6:1-2; 17:18
  8. doing business: Proverbs 31:16-18; Matthew 25:14-29; Luke 19:11-26 (Be sure that all your business ventures are honest.): Leviticus 6:1-7; 19:13,35-36; Deuteronomy 25:13-16; Hosea 12:7; Amos 8:4-8; Proverbs 10:9; 11:1; 13:11; 20:10,14,17,23; Jeremiah 22:13; Micah 6:9-11; James 5:1-4
  9. being generous: Proverbs 11:24-26; 22:9; Ecclesiastes 5:13-14; Luke 6:38; Acts 20:35;  2 Corinthians 9:6-7
  10. giving to charity: Proverbs 19:17; 22:9; 28:27

IV. The Purposes For Spending Money:

  1. provide for your family: 1 Timothy 5:8
  2. pay your debts: Psalm 37:21; Romans 13:8 (make your payments on time)
  3. pay your taxes: Matthew 22:15-22; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17
  4. fund the Lord’s workers and work: Matthew 10:1-15; Luke 10:1-12; 1 Corinthians 9:1-14; Galatians 6:6; Philippians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; Romans 15:25-27; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:13-15; 9:6-15; Galatians 6:10
  5. give to charity: Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Psalm 37:21; Proverbs 19:17; 22:9; 28:27; 31:20; Luke 6:32-38; Galatians 2:10; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; 1 John 3:17; Hebrews 13:16
  6. loan to those in need: Deuteronomy 23:19-20; Psalm 112:1-5
  7. purchase certain nice things: Proverbs 15:6; 24:3-4

V. The Problems Associated With Money (or a lack of it):

  1. discontentment: Philippians 4:10-12; 1 Timothy 6:6-10; Hebrews 13:5
  2. covetousness: Exodus 20:17; Psalm 119:36; Proverbs 28:16; Micah 2:1-2; Luke 12:15; Ephesians 5:3-7; Colossians 3:5; 1 John 2:15
  3. greed: Proverbs 1:17-19; 23:4-5; 28:20,22; Ecclesiastes 5:10
  4. dishonest gain: Psalm 37:16; Proverbs 16:8; 19:22; 21:6; 22:16, 28:8; Jeremiah 17:11; James 5:1-6
  5. pride: Proverbs 11:28; 28:11; 1 Timothy 6:17
  6. worry: Matthew 6:24-34
  7. wrongly trusting in money: Proverbs 11:28; 30:7-9; Job 31:24-28; Matthew 19:16-22; Luke 12:13-21; 1 Timothy 6:17-19
  8. trouble: Proverbs 15:6,16; Ecclesiastes 4:6; 5:12
  9. the showing of favoritism: James 2:1-4
  10. the accumulating of treasure in the wrong place: Matthew 6:19-21; 16:26;    Colossians 3:2
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