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An article about personal finances
and what the Bible has to say about God’s money
Money…Does God Really
by Bill & Maureen Sitter
Many of us may have grown up with the notion that God
provided clear instructions in several areas, but that
money, personal finances and business matters were somehow
gray areas. If we buy into the world's view that: "it's
my money" or "it's just business", then
we can pretty much do what feels good in our use of
Maybe we are totally turned-off by money and feel that
God doesn't instruct us, because, after all - isn't
money the root of all evil?
Let's explode a few of these myths. God cares a lot
about stewardship and the handling of financial resources,
that's why there are over 1,000 scriptures (Old &
New Testament) dealing with these topics. Money is not
the root of evil; in fact money can be used for good
or bad things. 1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV) "For the love
of money is a root of all kinds of evil." And Hebrews
13:5 (NIV) warns us: "Keep your lives free from
the love of money and be content with what you have,
because God has said, never will I leave you; never
will I forsake you." So greed, lust and having
the almighty dollar as an idol - that's the problem.
In 3 John 2, God makes it clear that He wants us to
prosper, to be in good health and to have sound minds.
Jesus taught a lot about the need to be good and faithful
stewards. This means that we are accountable to know
the condition of our (flocks) family, health and financial
resources. He expects us to be faithful in little, so
He can trust us with much.
Let's sum it up by saying that God wants us to study
His Word and to seek wise Christian counsel …
because - all financial decisions, small or large, are
really spiritual decisions.
As our hearts' desires become Godly desires, we will
focus on the priorities God has given us. We suggest
the proper order is: God, family, personal health, and
then employment. All are important and balance is vital.
Hopefully, when our time here is over, our daily planners
and our checkbooks will reflect good stewardship of
the time, the family and friends, the talents, and the
money given us by God.