4 Umbrella Principles Concerning Money
“Random Thoughts”. Some of those actually make sense
I believe that the Bible is a practical book. In it, God tells us all about things that make a difference in real life. One of my primary commitments as a teacher is to equip you to hear and understand what the Bible teaches about the subjects that matter to you in your life. In the 4 years that I have lived in Carson Valley and Carson City, there are 3 areas that are asked about almost on a weekly basis: Marriage, Parenting, and Money.
I want you to know what the Bible says about money. I want you to know what the Bible says about making money, keeping money, saving money, spending money and giving money. God tells us a lot about finances in His Owner’s Manual, The Bible. In more than 2,350 verses God gives His perspective on matters of wealth, generosity, borrowing, investing, financial planning, business, inheritances, taxes, purchases and possessions.
There are 3 parts to the financial equation of life:
- Making Money
- Spending & Saving Money
- Giving Money
Here, in short review to start are 4 great “umbrella” principles (Scriptures provided for your additional study):
God Owns it All…
Matthew 25:14…God has rights-I have responsibilities, every spending decision is a spiritual decision, can’t fake stewardship.
“So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions” (Luke 14:33)
God is accountable for His part. We are responsible for our part.
“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains” (Psalm 24:1)
“For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills…everything that moves in the field is Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all it contains” (Psalm 50:10-12)
God’s part is meeting our needs, not our wants
“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches” (Philippians 4:19)
Our part is learning to be faithful and be content
“It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful” (I Corinthians 4:2)
“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4:12)
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