The Bible is very clear and repetitive about money and possessions, as there are 2350 verses about this. If you live paycheck to paycheck and earn an honest living, the Bible hints that your money will grow. However, if you totally love money reading the last three verses here just might help you consider making a change in your thoughts. All of these quotes come from the New International Version of the Bible.
Money dwindles away
Proverbs 13:11 says “Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.” This verse smiles upon those who obtain money in an honest way and use it wisely without it being the controlling factor in life.
Root of Evil
Just as earning money dishonestly will help your money dwindle away, love of money is discouraged many times in the Bible. 1 Timothy 6:10 says “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
God and Money
Matthew 6:24 says “No one can serve two masters. 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 both God and Money.” This makes it pretty clear that love of money cannot be the number one thing on your brain and in your heart.
Be Content With What You Have
Hebrews 13:15 says “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” This verse is good news for those folks that earn money honestly and live paycheck to paycheck.
What is Love of Money?
Only you can determine if love of money consumes you. There are 2346 more verses you can read in the Bible about the money and possessions to help you. Prayer might be something to try for an answer. Perhaps you should look at a beautiful sunset, or hug someone you love, or see what pleasure comes about doing things that do not involve money.
If everyone read and followed the instruction book on all products bought there would be fewer accidents. Space heaters would not be placed near flammable objects and hair dryers would not be used near water. The Bible is a great instruction book to create a better life. Try to read and follow it and see what happens.
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