Crackerjack Greenback Prudent Advice for a Prosperous Future

January 1, 2009

Personal Finance in the Bible: Contentment and Giving

Filed under: Contentment,Giving,Personal Finance in the Bible — Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback @ 6:10 pm

Bible with Cross Shadow by knowhimonline on Flickr       This is just a quick update to let you know that I have added all the verses I’ve found on Contentment and Giving in the Bible. You can find them on the Personal Finance in the Bible page. Just scroll down and click on either category to see the sub-categories. Then click on any of those to see the list of verses along with my short summary. Click the Scripture reference if you’d like to read the verse (opens in a new window).

       I’ll be adding verses about Prudence next. (I might call it Wisdom instead.) So far, I found 81 Scripture references about Contentment, which contain 278 verses. I’ve found 99 Scripture references about Giving, which contain 282 verses. That brings us to 180 Scripture references containing a total of 560 verses about personal finance—and that’s only for Contentment and Giving! It’s obvious there’s a lot in the Bible about personal finance, which is why I feel strongly called to keep working on this and share it with other Christians. God must be trying to tell us to pay attention if advice and guidelines about personal finance are mentioned so much in the Bible. In fact, there’s a very good reason:

       13 “No servant 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.”
       14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God’s sight.

Luke 16:13-15 (NIV)

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