Isn’t it annoying all the advice that’s out there in regards to your money? I frequently see ads about how quickly you can pay off your mortgage, or how to retire early, or which stocks to purchase to get rich quick. I always write them all off as scams.
When it comes to our finances, most of us are skeptical of free advice or get rich quick schemes. Are you also skeptical when it comes to the advice and direction that scripture gives in regards to finances?
Let me encourage you, that if there is any place to look for direction and instruction regarding money it should be the Bible. Why should we trust scripture in regards to our finances?
1. The Bible has a healthy view of money.
It’s doesn’t teach that money is bad and it doesn’t teach that money is everything (1 Timothy 6:6-10). The Bible has a very healthy perspective about how we should use money but not be consumed by it.
2. The Bible offers principles and promises about giving.
When people make promises that you will be rich if you give, you should be skeptical. The Bible doesn’t do that. Rather it offers principles that are helpful in regards to how you should use and view money.
3. The Bible is more interested in your heart than your wallet.
Matthew 6:21 declares, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” I love this verse because scripture teaches us to focus on our hearts. The way to have the right perspective on money and giving is much more about our hearts than it is about what we do.
This week, let’s ask God to help us trust His word more in regards to our finances.