Throughout the Bible, numerous passages provide guidance and advice regarding money. From timeless wisdom about how to manage our finances and handle debt to warnings against greed and providing comfort during times of financial hardship, these Bible verses offer an invaluable resource for anyone looking to understand better and manage their wealth. While many of these passages are rooted in ancient teachings, their relevance is no less pertinent today – especially as we navigate a world of increasingly complex financial dynamics.
Bible Verses About Money
Bible verses about earning money
For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.2 Thessalonians 3:10
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.1 Timothy 5:8
He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread,Proverbs 12:11
But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.
Honor the Lord with your possessions,Proverbs 3:9
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.Deuteronomy 8:18
Bible verses about saving money
There is desirable treasure,Proverbs 21:20
And oil in the dwelling of the wise,
But a foolish man squanders it.
Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,Proverbs 13:11
But he who gathers by labor will increase.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,Proverbs 13:22
But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
Go to the ant, you sluggard!Proverbs 6:6-8
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty,Proverbs 21:5
But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
Bible verses about loving God more than money
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.1 Timothy 6:10
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.Matthew 6:24
Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?Luke 16:11
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 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
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.1 Timothy 6:17-19
Bible verses about giving money
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:7
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”Luke 6:38
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’Acts 20:35Mark 12:41-44
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. 42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. 43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”Mark 12:41-44
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,Malachi 3:10
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
In conclusion, the Bible offers many verses about money and how we should manage it. We are encouraged to be generous, not concerned about money and possessions, to invest in spiritual treasures, and not to be controlled by money. We must remember that God provides us with all that we need, so we should trust Him with our finances. Finally, the Bible tells us that if we honor God with our money and use it wisely, He will bless us in return.