Everything about money in The Bible
“A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things”. (Ecclesiastes 10: 19)
Even in ancient times it was clear that the power of money made many things possible through trade, purchase, and bribe. The origins of the well-used proverb ‘money is the root of all evil’ can be found in biblical passages.
The Bibles stance on ‘money’ applies to every society and trade industry, and whilst money itself is not sinful, the love of money is the cause of many evils which have been known to influence the decisions of individuals, families, and entire nations. A person who single-mindedly accumulates money and wealth is likely to neglect family, friendships, and even their personal safety.
"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." (Matthew 6: 24)
The following ideals are the 4 main biblical principles to the administration of one’s money and riches:
The first principal covers the payment of taxes. Jesus Christ was known to endorse the government’s right to taxation. “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”.
The second covers the tithe, which is, one-tenth of one’s earnings or proceeds that is paid as a voluntary contribution to the local church.
The third principle for the administration of money is to keep some money aside for savings; parents are to save for their children’s upbringing and to provide for their households during emergencies.
The final principle is to live within the means of one’s income; “Owe no man anything”, and do not allow yourself to be overrun with debt. Many of the great riches paraded in public may well be the proceeds of dishonest and immoral businesses.
“Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest”. (Proverbs 16:8)
There is a curse in the bible for those who commit despicable crimes and Holy Scripture curses those who deliver distress, sadness, and death in exchange for profit.
“Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say ‘Amen’”. (Deuteronomy 27:25)
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