Have you been praying for a financial breakthrough? What does scripture have to say about wealth and prosperity?
Well, as it turns out, God had quite a bit to say about money and the Bible is packed full of verses about your finances.
Unfortunately, there’s a misconception in many Christian circles that it’s somehow unspiritual or wrong to be wealthy.
I’ve gotta say, my friend… that’s not the way I read it.
If you’ve been praying for a financial breakthrough… for a change to your financial situation, I encourage you to take a look at these scriptures and judge for yourself what the Bible has to say about money & success.
Then move forward in faith in the direction you feel He is leading you.
Tithing & Giving
Malachi 3:10: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
2 Corinthians 9:7: Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Luke 6:38: Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
Proverbs 11:24-25: One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 3:9: Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops…
Matthew 6:2: So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
2 Corinthians 13:3: If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Debt & Borrowing
Proverbs 22:7: The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Romans 13:8: Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.
Luke 14:28: “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
Romans 13:7: Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Proverbs 22:26: Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
James 4:13-16: Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
Wealth & Success
Genesis 13:2: Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
Proverbs 3:9: Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.
Genesis 26:12-14: Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
Genesis 30:43: In this way the man (Jacob) grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
Deuteronomy 8:18: But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Nehemiah 2:20: I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success….”
Job 22:21: “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
Luke 16:10: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
Love of Money
(a.k.a – Greed)
1 Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Proverbs 28:25: The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.
Hebrews 13:5: 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 I forsake you.”
Proverbs 11:28: Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
Luke 12:15: Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Matthew 6:24: “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
James 4:3: When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
Proverbs 23:4: Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.
Matthew 6:19-20: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
1 Timothy 6:6-10: Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Matthew 22:17-21: Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Proverbs 17:16: Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
God’s Blessing & Generosity
Luke 6:38: Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
2 Corinthians 9:6: The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Matthew 6:31-33: So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Deuteronomy 15:6: For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.
Psalm 37:4: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
2 Chronicles 25:9: Amaziah asked the man of God, “But what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops?” The man of God replied, “The Lord can give you much more than that.”
Matthew 6:33: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
2 Corinthians 9:8: And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:10: Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
Hard Work & Persistence
Proverbs 21:5: The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Proverbs 16:3: Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Colossians 3:23-24: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Proverbs 13:4: A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Proverbs 14:23: All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Galations 6:9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
2 Timothy 2:6: The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
The Parable of The Bags Of Gold
14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.Come and share your master’s happiness!’
22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’
23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.Come and share your master’s happiness!’
24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
It seems to me that according to the Bible, the danger is in our relationship to money, not the money itself. It’s okay to have wealth and success, it’s just not okay to be in love with it.
You should see your wealth as a tool to be used to help other people. If you want wealth for the wrong reasons, God will not bless you.
I ended this with the parable of the bags of gold because it shows that we really have a responsibility to multiply what we have been entrusted with as much as we can.
It is only by being faithful with a little that you will be entrusted with more.
It’s also your responsibility to use leverage for multiplying what you have been entrusted with. To create abundance without wearing yourself out to get rich (Proverbs 23:4).
You are to do it for the right reasons and with the right motives (James 4:3).
As your blessings grow, you are to honor the Lord with your wealth (Proverbs 3:9).
The truth is, the more abundance you create in your life, the more you can bless others.
I don’t know how you arrived at this site.
Maybe you came from social media or clicked on a link from a search engine. However you got here, you are here for a reason. Nothing happens by mistake. Maybe your visit is actually a divine appointment.
Maybe, just maybe as I write this on a sunny afternoon, you will be reading it months or years from now, but God put it all into motion on this day for your future needs… for such a time as this.
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We are currently building a team of believers who understand that it is your financial responsibility to earn more…
… So You Can Give More.
… So You can Bless More.
… So You Can Help More.
If you know that you were destined for more. If you know that creating abundance financially can also lead to finding abundance of purpose, your specific purpose…. then put your fears to the side, silence the voices in your head, and reach out to us to begin the journey.
Thank you for visiting & God Bless!
Jason & Daniele