What does the Bible say about Money?

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What does the Bible say about Money.  According to God’s Word money is neither good nor bad,  but simply a “neutral medium” of exchange.  As you look throughout the Bible you read about money being earned, borrowed, and spent.  Also, money represent wealth, power, and status; where it has a tendency to have extraordinary “power” over our lives.  The Bible has much to say about the love of money.  Jesus in scriptures goes so far as to identify money as a potential rival to God (Matthew 6:24).  The Bible goes on to teach us that money, like “neutral resources,” “material goods,” or “time” itself, is ours to be used for the glory of God and not to take the place of God.

There are many scriptures in the Bible that help us have a proper perspective concerning money.  In Matthew 6:24 it says that “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.”  The love of money can get our priorities out of line.  We must keep reminding ourselves that God must be first in our lives and that money cannot satisfy our needs.  Hebrew 13:5 in the Bible 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 forsake you.”  Money is not the root of all evil; the love of it is!  Isaiah 55:2 says, “Why spend money on what does not benefit,  and your labor on what does not satisfy?”  We too often buy things to fill a void or a need in our lives.  Instead of searching out the scriptures in the Bible that points the way to acquire a deep and lasting happiness that always satisfies.  And my favorite scripture, Mark 8:36, which says, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”  You will learn over time that no amount of money is worth it if it was gained “deceptively” or “dishonestly.”  By taking advantage of others to make money is “stealing.”  The one’s that do this will lose far more than they could ever gain.

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