What does the Bible say about money, wealth, and poverty?
Spiritual and Emotional Economics
Deuteronomy 28:1, 12 When we obey God we will be in a position to lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
Proverbs 22:7 extends a word of caution about borrowing so remember that the rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant (slave) to the lender.
Proverbs 17:18 warns us not to co-sign loans for others.
Ecclesiastes 5:5 says that if we make a vow we must honor it, therefore, if we borrow money and promise (agree) to pay it back we must honor our commitment.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
What's evil about money?
There is nothing inherently evil about owning the things we need. However, when we strive to collect wealth or possessions beyond our need, we may neglect our duty to God, to our families, and to mankind. Jesus said that serving God and serving wealth are incompatible
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Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.(NIV, Proverbs 23:4-5)
A Survey of the History of Biblical Interpretation on money and wealth.Read more
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What does the Bible say?