Tuesday, July 17, 2012

23 Bible verses about money and greed

You would be surprised if you found out how much Bible has to say about money matters. Some believe it talks only about spiritual things. Nothing can be further from the truth. The Word of God deals with various aspects of life that we face on daily basis. If we talk about money the subject is covered from various angles: greed, love of money, troubles that we get when we put money first, trust in God for provision and wise management of our resources. God bless you as you read 23 Bible verses about money and greed. 

1. Exodus 22:25
“If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.“

2. 2 Kings 12:15
„They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.“

3. Psalm 15:5
„...who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.“

4. Proverbs 13:11
„Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.“

5. Proverbs 17:16
„Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?“

6. Ecclesiastes 5:10
„Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.“

7. Ecclesiastes 7:12
„Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.“

8. Ecclesiastes 10:19
„A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.“

9. Isaiah 52:3
„For this is what the LORD says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.”

10. Isaiah 55:1-3
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in he richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.“

11. Micah 3:11
„Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the LORD’s support and say, “Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us.”

12. Matthew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.“

13. Matthew 21:12
„Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.“

14. Matthew 27:5
„So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.“

15. Mark 6:8
„These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.“

16. Luke 3:14
„Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”

17. Luke 14:28
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?“

18. Luke 16:13
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

19. Luke 16:14
„The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.“

20. John 12:6
„He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.“

21. Acts 8:20
„Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!“

22. 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.“

23. Hebrews 13:5
„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.”

Hope the post was useful. God bless you in your attempts to serve him with full devotion.

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