To the Christian who ignores biblical money principles: C’mon man!
Biblical Money Principles Matter!
When it comes to biblical money principles, I have an unfair advantage. I was raised by Christians who were raised by Christians who were raised by Christians…and on and on it goes. There, now you know.
The Bible is overflowing with lessons and scriptures regarding how we handle money, our attitude toward money, the uses of money, the purpose of money, the vanity of money etc.
Take a minute to consider just these five biblical money principles.
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17 ESV
“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.” – Proverbs 27:23–24 NIV
“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” – Romans 13:8 ESV
“Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.” – Ecclesiastes 11:2 ESV
“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:10–12 NLT
Do just these well and you’ll be doing well financially.
This article is only a sample of a much larger article I wrote to contribute to MrJamieGriffin.com.
Read the entire article to see how I’ve grown in each of these principles, as well as see more supporting scripture.
Jamie Griffin’s personal finance blog is all about helping families learn to budget, save money, and get out of debt. Check it out, I’m confident he’s written something that will help you.