Most Relevant Verses
On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save in keeping with how he prospers, so that no collections will need to be made when I come.
because wisdom is protection as money is protection,
and the advantage of knowledge
is that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
Now I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
Their silver and their gold
will not be able to rescue them
on the day of the Lord’s wrath.
The whole earth will be consumed
by the fire of His jealousy.
For He will make a complete,
yes, a horrifying end
of all the inhabitants of the earth.
When the money from the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan was gone, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die here in front of you? The money is gone!”
A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren,
but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your family.
“No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.
For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.
Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.
“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.”
You will eat but not be satisfied,
for there will be hunger within you.
What you acquire, you cannot save,
and what you do save,
I will give to the sword.
A house and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a sensible wife is from the Lord.
This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.
They will throw their silver into the streets,
and their gold will seem like something filthy.
Their silver and gold will be unable to save them
in the day of the Lord’s wrath.
They will not satisfy their appetites
or fill their stomachs,
for these were the stumbling blocks
that brought about their iniquity.
You have planted much
but harvested little.
but never have enough to be satisfied.
but never have enough to become drunk.
You put on clothes
but never have enough to get warm.
The wage earner puts his wages
into a bag with a hole in it.”
The one who guards his mouth and tongue
keeps himself out of trouble.
For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they leave their wealth to others.
For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life?
- Being In Debt
- Drawbacks To Riches
- Giving Money To The Church
- Hindering God's Work
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Money Blessings
- Money's Deficiencies
- Money, Stewardship Of
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