It’s amazing how much scripture the Bible contains about money. God knew it would be a challenging area of our lives so he provided a lot of guidance with over 2000 scriptures. I’m convinced our financial journey is more peaceful when following God’s plan. With that, here are some basic biblical principles I’d like to share:
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. (Psalms 24:1)
God owns everything which includes all of our possessions.
So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. (1 Corinthians 4: 1-2)
We are stewards, or managers, of the resources God has entrusted into our care. Money belongs to God and he expects us to manage it well.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)
Avoid getting into debt and if you are in debt create a plan to become debt free.
The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets (Proverbs 21:20)
Always plan for the future by saving.
I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-13)
We must learn to be content and thankful for our current situation. We should place our focus and need on God and not material possessions.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).
Put God first in our finances by giving. Giving shows are trust in God and that he will provide for our needs.
What do you think about these principles?