The Bible is a guide to every Christian on how to live and it opens the eyes of every Christian to the truth of life and things that life bring. In the teachings and lessons of the Bible, money is not left out.
There are things that the Bible wants every Christian to know and understand about money – most of the time when Christians read the Bible on money, they tend to misinterpret it and think of another thing entirely, different from what the Bible explained.
Aside, the Biblical knowledge of money, there are things that Christians must know about money and also know what to do with money to avoid getting into temptation with money.
The first thing to know about money is that money is a reward for hard work. Romans 4:4. Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. It is ones right to get the wages paid for works done. It doesn’t matter how generous you are, God will only bless the work of your hand. You have to do something, you must work if you want to have money.
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The major misconception about money that Christians have is in 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
This part of the Bible made Christians and some other people see money as something that sponsors evil or money is evil. The truth about this part of the Bible is that the real cause of all evil is greed, lust, and outrageous love for money.
When there is much love for money, it prompts one to do anything to get it which include ungodly things. Money is not evil and it is never a bad thing to be rich, what is more, important is that one must be focused – focusing on God is the key to overcome temptation that may come from acquiring wealth.
The Bible stated that money answers all things. Ecclesiastes 10:19 “A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.” This is true, money is a legal tender, it is a medium of payments and the fulfillment of every financial obligation. It should also be known that money cannot solve all problems.
Everyone work and gather enough money, some invest, some save, different ways people become rich – it will all stop when death comes in. Money obviously cannot stop death. There are some emotional problems that a lot of rich people face that even money can’t solve. Money has its limit, it limited to which it could do.
There are different ways one can acquire enough money and become rich. Many times we go to the internet and browse the kind of business we can do to become rich in the nearest future. The internet gives legitimate ways of making money and also there are illegitimate ways of making money.
Fraudulent ways, stealing, and selling of prohibited or illegal drugs are ways by which one can make money too. Regardless of the risks attached to these ways, most of the time, the money from these acts is always much. The Bible tells us what will become of people that get their money through this way.
We as Christians must look deeper into the scriptures to know the right way to make money. Proverbs 15:6 “The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.” What the scripture is saying concerning money from an illegal source is that it can cause destruction. People that engage in sales of illegal drugs, when caught in most countries, they are being killed.
While some people make enough money to make them rich, they still go broke because some money doesn’t last. This could be as a result of mismanagement or lack of investment. One thing the Bible said about money that doesn’t last is that most of it is from a fraudulent act, dishonesty in business.
Proverbs 13:11 “Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” In these present days, it has become much difficult for people to put money that they can’t account for in the bank without being questioned.
The worth of a person will be determined by the job or the business he or she is doing which enables the person to have enough money. Money that cannot be accounted for cannot be taken to the bank and this can end through extravagant spending.
Money does not determine the level of worries. Contrary to the claim that money takes away worries, “the more money you have, the less you worry” money tends to give worries.
The more money one has, the more time one uses in analyzing how to spend the money or how to invest the money. Many business owners devote much more time in planning. In handling money from a business, one must be careful and handle it diligently – this is enough to cause worries.
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