The Bible is packed full of verses about financial lessons. For example, did you know that the Bible talks about money over 2,000 times? Pretty crazy huh? It’s evident just from my last Bible study that money is an important subject to our Lord.
It’s so important, God even says that it’s the hardest thing for a rich man to accept Jesus as his savior. Hard to swallow, but oh so true.
I got to thinking about being able to find inspirational bible verses dealing with finances and I’ve hand picked five that are not only applicable but hit me close to home. I’ll share each verse and what it means to me in my life. Hope you enjoy!
“Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”
When I’m feeling selfish or feeling like hoarding possessions, I think of this verse. It’s easy to forget that God gave me certain skills to produce wealth in the first place! It’s always encouraging to come back to this verse and remember that I’m nothing without Jesus. If I get a bonus at work, praise God, if I make extra money on some side jobs, praise God. All the praise should and will always go back to Him.
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.”
Although I don’t have any kids yet, this verse is already convicting me! My sinful nature doesn’t want to give ANY money away! It’s a beautiful thing to not only give an inheritance to your kids but also to your grandchildren. It’s also an image of God’s love for His children. I pray to God that I can honor Him in this way someday!
“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'”
I see greed all around me. I’ve seen people stab other people in the back (not literally!) and lie to people’s faces to get ahead in life. It’s just not worth it. It’s also refreshing to come back to this verse and realize that life is more than the stuff we own. It’s about how we steward the stuff!
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
This is all about tithing and giving the Lord your best “crop.” You should set aside money for your church or missionaries first, then pay your bills. Using your money to further God’s kingdom should always come first. I like to do checklists to make sure I’m still on the right track. If certain things like entertainment or eating out are cutting into my tithing, it’s time to cut back on those things, not tithing! I don’t want to stand in front of the Lord someday and be embarrassed about my poor stewardship.
“And remember, the land is Mine, so you may not sell it permanently. You are merely My tenants and sharecroppers!”
We own nothing in this world! We might think we do from time to time, but everything is God’s. This verse helps me remember that and it also keeps me humble. I’m simply a “tenant” wherever I am. Nothing is really mine. Convicting isn’t it!
Well, I hope these verses affected you for the better. I know they’ve had a big impact in my own life and have seen them change the way I view the world and my own personal finances.