Money, Stewardship Of
Most Relevant Verses
"You know the commandments, 'DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.'"
'You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.
"By the multitude of your iniquities, In the unrighteousness of your trade You profaned your sanctuaries. Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; It has consumed you, And I have turned you to ashes on the earth In the eyes of all who see you.
"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."
"In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.
Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.
"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
"For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.
Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
"Go up to Hilkiah the high priest that he may count the money brought in to the house of the LORD which the doorkeepers have gathered from the people.
"For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
"But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, "Buy the things we have need of for the feast"; or else, that he should give something to the poor.
They only asked us to remember the poor--the very thing I also was eager to do.
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.
Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.
"And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.
Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.
- Business Ethics
- Caring For Others
- Commitment, to the world
- Covenant breakers
- Do Not Steal
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To The Poor
- Giving, Of Possessions
- Money, Uses Of
- Oppression, Nature Of
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Causes Of
- Poverty, Remedies For
- Rich, The