I find it intriguing when I’m sitting in a room of heart-based entrepreneurs and the topic turns to what the bible says about making money. Unfortunately a lot of people (Christians included) believe the myth that it is not God’s will to make a lot of money.
But what I want you to consider is that God created us to prosper. He makes it abundantly clear right there in His word.
And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
The Lord’s blessing makes a person rich, and no trouble is added to it. (Proverbs 10:22 CEB)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 2)
Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” (Psalm 35:27)
And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 Amplified Bible)
It’s okay to have money.
Just don’t let money have you.
What this means is that we have to be good stewards of the money that comes into our hands.
We tithe to our local church.
We sow into the kingdom.
We live within our means.
And, we save for the future.
We respect what God puts into our hands to manage.
Our heavenly Father never intended for us to be driven by money, to lust after money or to be greedy about money.
Like every other resource, money is plentiful in the kingdom of God, and it all belongs to God anyway. He knows we live in a world where money is necessary for taking care of our needs and living our day to day lives. So why wouldn’t He want us to have it?
The bottom line is that we are blessed to be a blessing to others.
The more money we have, the more we can bless others.
When our daily needs are met and our finances are in order – when we are debt free – we can devote a bigger percentage of our finances to sow into the kingdom of God.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these other things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
If you keep God first and family and people second then your priorities will be in the right order. Never put money above God and people.
Never put money above your health and well being.
Money is just a resource.
Don’t make it more than it is.