Over the last week, God has been convicting me about how I manage money or perhaps better stated how I don’t manage money well. The verses below look at handing money from three aspects – planning for today and the future and the sins money can cause of which two are greed and self-righteousness plus accountability.
It’s my prayer today that my conviction to clean up my finances is long lasting giving comfort and trust to those I care about as well that my heart stays far from greed and self-righteousness. I pray for God’s wisdom to properly prepare and save for my children and family, I thank God to have placed many people in my life to help keep me accountable.
What the bible says about planning
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? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
but fools gulp theirs down.
What the bible says the risks of money are – sins of greed and self-righteousness
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.”
22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
What the bible says about accountability
Mark#16 Accountability The article from Bible.org is worth taking a look at. I’ve copied on paragraph below. Plenty of good reason to be accountable to God with Money and everything for that matter.
“The stark reality of Scripture is that every person, Christian and non-Christian, is accountable before a sovereign God (see Rom. 3:9-19) and will one day have to bow before Christ (Phil. 2:9-11). Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked” (Luke 12:48b). Many reject this declaration cannot alter the reality of accountability.”
- The Dishonest Steward – a final thought (friarmusings.wordpress.com)
- Radical Faithfulness (genuinegemsblog.wordpress.com)