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28 Bible Verses about Money, Stewardship Of
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You know the Commandments--'Do not murder;' 'Do not commit adultery;' 'Do not steal;' 'Do not lie in giving evidence;' 'Do not defraud;' 'Honour thy father and thy mother.'"
I tell you that the pay of the labourers who have gathered in your crops--pay which you are keeping back--is calling out against you; and the outcries of those who have been your reapers have entered into the ears of the Lord of the armies of Heaven.
Why, what benefit will it be to a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give to buy back his life?
Why, what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
Why, what benefit is it to a man to have gained the whole world, but to have lost or forfeited his own self.
And He spoke a parable to them. "A certain rich man's lands," He said, "yielded abundant crops, and he debated within himself, saying, "'What am I to do? for I have no place in which to store my crops.' "And he said to himself, "'This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and in them I will store up all my harvest and my wealth;read more.
and I will say to my life, "'Life, you have ample possessions laid up for many years to come: take your ease, eat, drink, enjoy yourself.' "But God said to him, "'Foolish man, this night your life is demanded from you; and these preparations--for whom shall they be?' "So is it with him who amasses treasure for himself, but has no riches in God."
But people who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many unwise and pernicious ways which sink mankind in destruction and ruin.
"Why, it is like a man who, when going on his travels, called his bondservants and entrusted his property to their care. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one--to each according to his individual capacity; and then started from home. Without delay the one who had received the five talents went and employed them in business, and gained five more.read more.
In the same way he who had the two gained two more. But the man who had received the one went and dug a hole and buried his master's money. "After a long lapse of time the master of those servants returned, and had a reckoning with them. The one who had received the five talents came and brought five more, and said, "'Sir, it was five talents that you entrusted to me: see, I have gained five more.' "'You have done well, good and trustworthy servant,' replied his master; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.' "The second, who had received the two talents, came and said, "'Sir, it was two talents you entrusted to me: see, I have gained two more.' "'Good and trustworthy servant, you have done well,' his master replied; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.' "But, next, the man who had the one talent in his keeping came and said, "'Sir, I knew you to be a severe man, reaping where you had not sown and garnering what you had not winnowed. So being afraid I went and buried your talent in the ground: there you have what belongs to you.' "'You wicked and slothful servant,' replied his master, 'did you know that I reap where I have not sown, and garner what I have not winnowed? Your duty then was to deposit my money in some bank, and so when I came I should have got back my property with interest.
The man who is honest in a very small matter is honest in a great one also; and he who is dishonest in a very small matter is dishonest in a great one also. If therefore you have not proved yourselves faithful in dealing with the wealth that is tainted with fraud, who will entrust to you the true good? And if you have not been faithful in dealing with that which is not your own, who will give you that which is your own?
But if a man makes no provision for those dependent on him, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is behaving worse than an unbeliever.
If a believing woman has widows dependent on her, she should relieve their wants, and save the Church from being burdened--so that the Church may relieve the widows who are really in need.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us labour for the good of all, and especially of those who belong to the household of the faith.
But when you are giving in charity, let not your left hand perceive what your right hand is doing, that your charities may be in secret; and then your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
Sell your possessions and give alms. Provide yourselves with purses that will never wear out, a treasure inexhaustible in Heaven, where no thief can come nor moth consume.
They sold their lands and other property, and distributed the proceeds among all, according to every one's necessities.
Only they urged that we should remember their poor--a thing which was uppermost in my own mind.
They must be beneficent, rich in noble deeds, open-handed and liberal;
But let those who receive instruction in Christian truth share with their instructors all temporal blessings.
"But I charge you, so to use the wealth which is ever tempting to dishonesty as to win friends who, when it fails, shall welcome you to the tents that never perish.
Yet I thank you for taking your share in my troubles. And you men and women of Philippi also know that at the first preaching of the Good News, when I had left Macedonia, no other Church except yourselves held communication with me about giving and receiving; because even in Thessalonica you sent several times to minister to my needs.read more.
Not that I crave for gifts from you, but I do want to see abundant fruit bring you honour. I have enough of everything--and more than enough. My wants are fully satisfied now that I have received from the hands of Epaphroditus the generous gifts which you sent me--they are a fragrant odor, an acceptable sacrifice, truly pleasing to God. But my God--so great is His wealth of glory in Christ Jesus--will fully supply every need of yours.
- Avoiding Bribes
- Bad Counsel
- Bad Leadership
- Blessings For Those Who Help The Poor
- Business Ethics
- Buying and selling
- Caring For Others
- Commitment, to the world
- Covenant breakers
- Covetousness, Results In
- Dishonesty Condemned
- Do Not Steal
- Eighth Commandment
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To The Poor
- Giving, Of Possessions
- Greed, Condemnation Of
- Hell, As Incentive To Action
- Helping Others In Need
- Helping The Poor
- Helping Those In Need
- Injustice, Nature And Source Of
- Losing One's Life
- Losing Someone
- Money Blessings
- Money, Attitudes To
- Money, Uses Of
- Oppression, Nature Of
- Physical Labour
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Causes Of
- Poverty, Remedies For
- Poverty, Spiritual
- Repent Lest You Die
- Rich, The
- Riches, Believers Attitudes
- Riches, Dangers Of
- Riches, Nature Of
- Riches, Ungodly Use Of
- Saving Money
- Servants, Working Conditions Of
- Social duties
- Treasure In Heaven
- Unjust Gain
- Unprofitable Sins
- Ethics, personal
- Ethics, social
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