Inspiration

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~Matthew 6:19-21

What is your treasure? What do you find value in? The Bible has a lot to say about money. Jesus speaks a lot about money. It is such an important topic in the Bible that it is the main subject of nearly half of the parables Jesus told.

Jesus taught us deep financial lessons to keep this important aspect in perspective. Money could be a means but it definitely is not the end. Money can't and will not solve our biggest problems in life.

Jesus does not condemn possessions and having nice things, but He warns against putting faith in money to secure the future. There is nothing wrong with wanting to save and invest. But it is wrong to accumulate to impress and boast about.

When you give, give in secret. Do not tell others that you have done a charitable thing for reward, or honor. Jesus wants to know what your true motives are. It is said the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. Jesus comes back to motive, and He speaks about it over and over when He talks of giving.

Know that God will provide when our motive is righteous and good. We are admonished over and over again to share our wealth (blessings). We never need to worry about our future because He will always supply and meet our need. God will allocate what we need when we need it, and even bless us beyond measure when He sees our intentions.

May these Bible verses about money give you insight on how to manage what God bestows upon you – giving to others in need, tithing your part to the church, and not being a slave to the lender. May God bless you abundantly.

Old Testament Bible Verses About Money

You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired worker shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

~ Leviticus 19:13

The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

~ Deuteronomy 28:12

You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small. A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

~ Deuteronomy 25:13-15

But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

~ Deuteronomy 8:18

You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

~ Psalm 145:15

 The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

~ Proverbs 10:22

The lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

~ Psalm 34:10

Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do.

~ Deuteronomy 29:9

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.

~ Proverbs 27:23

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

~ Proverbs 13:11

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

~ Proverbs 22:1

The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

~ Psalm 115:14

The lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

~ Psalm 34:10

 Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.

~ Proverbs 22:4

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

~ Proverbs 13:22

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New Testament Bible Verses About Money

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

~ Matthew 13:44-46

No servant 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. The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

~ Luke 14:13-14

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

~ Romans 13:7-8

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

~ 1 Timothy 5:8

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

~ 1 Timothy 6:10

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

~ Luke 12:15

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

~ Matthew 6:33-34

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish.”

~ Luke 14:28-30

On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

~ 1 Corinthians 16:2

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

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosper.

~ 3 John 1:2 

To the person who please him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.

~ Ecclesiastes 2:26

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

~ Philippians 4:19

For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

~ Ecclesiastes 7:12

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

~ Hebrews 13:5

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

~ Revelation 3:17

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