People in the Body of Christ have a variety of viewpoints when it comes to wealth. Some people are wary about money. They do not believe wealth can coexist with their faith. On the other end of the spectrum are Christians who feel like God has entitled them to prosperity. I don’t see either of those viewpoints backed by scripture, and there are 2,350 Bible verses about money! In this blog post, I am going to share ten of my favorite Bible verses about money and hopefully help you answer the question “What does the Bible say about money?”
What Does the Bible Say About Money?
1. Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (NKJV)
“Then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’
“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.”
Takeaway: God gives you the power to get wealth! Note that the verse says God gives us the power to get wealth, not that God drops wealth on our lap like rotten cherries off a tree. We must develop knowledge, understanding, and wisdom when it comes to money. God blesses and equips your journey to build wealth, but don’t let it go to your head. Remember who your provider is and give Him the glory.
2. Psalm 23:1 (NLT)
“The Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need.”
Takeaway: We can be content in every season because God is intentionally guiding us.
3. Proverbs 8:20-21 (ESV)
“I walk in the way of righteousness,
in the paths of justice,
granting an inheritance to those who love me,
and filling their treasuries.”
Takeaway: Wisdom is a worthy pursuit! You can identify wisdom in the following ways: it will be righteous and just. The Bible verses about money in the Book of Proverbs often tell of the following lesson: where wisdom leads, prosperity follows.
4. Proverbs 10:4-5 (NKJV)
“He who has a slack hand becomes poor,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.”
Takeaway: Work hard and consistently, and plan ahead!
5. Isaiah 1:19 (NKJV)
“If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land”
Takeaway: God has a metaphorical Promised Land for each one of us. Just like the Israelites in the Old Testament, obedience and trust in the Lord is required to enter it. If you are willing and obey the Lord every day—especially in the hard, desert seasons—you will receive the blessing the Lord has for you. There is a Promised Land in the life to come, but there is a Promised Land in the present life, too.
6. Isaiah 45:3 (NKJV)
“I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.”
Takeaway: God has treasures, I believe physically and immaterially, that He wants to entrust to people who want to know Him.
7. Matthew 6:19-21 (NKJV)
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Takeaway: Our love for God should be our greatest treasure. We need to constantly evaluate our heart’s priorities and align our will with God’s Kingdom purposes.
8. Matthew 6:24 (ESV)
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or
he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and
Takeaway: Who do you serve? What do most of the decisions in your life orient around? Jesus warns against the love of money, not having money in and of itself. In my experience, it’s just as easy to be a slave to money when you don’t have a lot as when you do. That’s why financial freedom is so powerful. It creates a way of life where more money and time can be freely given to what God calls you to.
9. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMPC)
“And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the
need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished
in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”
Takeaway: God can do anything! He wants to bless us so that we can be a blessing. Here’s another quip—where God guides, He provides. In my experience, favor comes when we are serving where God wants us to. He gives us what we need to fulfill His Kingdom mission.
10. 1 Peter 5:7 (AMPC)
“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
Takeaway: God does not want you to worry about money. Being negatively transfixed on ‘earthly treasure’ is not a burden you have to bear, and God wants to take it from you. Give him your worries, and He will give you peace in return.
I hope these 10 Bible verses about money have spoken to you. Do you have anything else to add to the question “what does the Bible say about money?” If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments!