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Any discussion on the Bible and money has to start with understanding stewardship.  We have to first accept the truth that everything that we have belongs to God and not to us.  When we begin to view are relationship to money as one of the person managing what belongs to someone else, every though, decision and action begins to be shaped differently.

Scriptures to consider

Psalm 24:1-The earth and everything in it belongs to God
1 Corinthians 4:1-We must prove faithful
Ecclesiastes 9:10-God expects us to give everything our best
Colossians 3:23-We use money like it is worship

Exodus 4: God uses what we already have

Reflection Point

How do I view money?  Is it mine or is it God’s?

Action Point

Take some time and make a list of all of the things that God has given you and express gratitude that He has entrusted them to you.

Money is an important part of our lives.  However, how we approach our money should not be any different than our work, marriage, family, etc.  We need to seek out what God says and then purpose to be obedient. 

Scriptures to consider

Old Testament

Genesis 4 - First and Best: Cain and Abel

Genesis 14:18-20 - Tithe: Abraham and Melchizedek

Exodus to Malachi - Tithes and Offerings: Law and Prophets

New Testament

Matthew 6:21 - Treasure and Heart: Jesus

Acts 2:44-45 - Sold Everything: Early Church

2 Corinthians 9:6 - Sowing and Reaping: Paul

2 Corinthians 9:7 - Cheerful Giver: Paul

Reflection Point

How and what does God want me to give?

Action Point

We invite you to do your own study on what the Bible says about giving.  We have included a spreadsheet to help you consider what God is saying to you.

The Bible on Giving Worksheet

*worksheet provided with permission by Wayne Trainor

Let's get practical.  Many people believe that they are not in a position to be givers.  And for some people that is true.  However, we must still ensure that we are on a path to obedience with where God is leading us.  For most people, generosity is possible if it is prioritized and  a plan made. 

Scriptures to consider

Matthew 25:14-30 - Take an account

Revelation 3:17-19 - Evaluate and Pray

Luke 14:28-30 - Plan

Reflection Point

Looking at where my money is spent, what is most important to me?

Action Point

Budgeting and Debt reduction are two efforts that increase giving potential.  Here are few tips on how to tackle both of these.

Budgeting Resource

Debt Reduction Resource