38 Biblical Insights About Wealth

1. God is the owner of everything you have. Psalm 50:10,11

2. You are a trustee, manager, steward of 100% of what God entrusts to you during your lifetime. Matthew 25:14-31

3. God provides for you and prospers you so that you can share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:8

4. God sees the size of your gifts. Mark 12:41-44

5. Every good thing you have came from God. James 1:7

6. Refuse to become selfish about what God has entrusted to you. Mark 8:36

7. Give in proportion to how much God has blessed you materially. Mark 12:44; Acts 11:29

8. God has works for you to do during your lifetime on earth. 1 Peter 2:12

9. Actively set up a practical way to insure that you give 10% or more of your resources to God’s work. 1 Corinthians 16:2

10. Realize that wealth can deceive you. Mark 8:36

11. Your giving will be a great help and an encouragement to many others. Acts 4:34-37

12. Your giving will allow you to experience a fuller, richer more enjoyable life. 1 Timothy 6:18,19

13. Your life does not consist in the abundance of your possessions. Luke 12:15

14. You should not live for this life but for eternity. Luke 16:9

15. God will reward you for your faithful generosity. 1 Corinthians 15:58

16. While you cannot serve God and money – you can learn to serve God with money. Luke 16:11-15

17. Understand the destructive force that desires for more money can have on your life and faith. 1 Timothy 6:9-11

18. God will bring specific needy people in to your life that you can truly help. James 2:15,16

19. Realize the dangers of pursuing a life of pleasure. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

20. Doing good and helping the poor will give you a good reputation among others. Acts 9:36

21. Your job is to search out God’s plan for the resources He has entrusted to you. 2 Timothy 3:16,17

22. Your generous financial and material support will help Christian leaders advance the kingdom. Titus 3:13

23. Large gifts can sometimes be used to encourage others to also give generously.   1 Chronicles 29:1-9

24. When you give you will jeopardize your reward in heaven if you do it for the wrong motives. Matthew 6:1-4

25. It is dangerous to overstate the value of your giving in order to impress others. Acts 5:1-4

26. Your giving can spur people on to love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24,25

27. God has a high regard for the Christian in humble financial circumstances. James 1:9-11

28. Even your small kindnesses will be remembered by God. Matthew 10:42

29. Generous giving brings great joy to God’s people and Christian leaders. 1 Chronicles 29:1-9

30. The more you have, the more you will become tempted to become harsher with others. James 2:6

31. In God’s work, the giver and the front-line worker are equal partners and will be rewarded accordingly. Matthew 10:41,42

32. If you want your children to be generous givers, you need to actively train and engage them in the process of giving. Ephesians 6:4

33. God calls some people to actively distribute their riches so they will be free from many encumbrances of riches to follow Jesus more fully. Mark 10:21-15

34. We are to be content with God’s daily provisions. 1 Timothy 6:6-8

35. It is important to honestly talk with those you may choose to significantly help.  Mark 10:51,52

36. Any wealth gained from dishonest means is destructive and will ultimately be 100% redirected by God. Proverbs 28:8

37. There are a variety of ways you can support God’s work. James 1:27

38. Your giving in this life will have an impact on your experiences in eternity. Matthew 6:19-21

APPLICATION: Money is a master. The best way to master money is to be mastered by God. Giving God the first 10% of your income is about trust.

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