Many think that the Bible is against wealth, and that money itself is the root of all evil. Many think the poor are blessed along with those who have taken the “vow of poverty” for hundreds of years. Wrong! The Bible says: “The love of money is the root of all evil”.
Is God against you spending too much money? Do you think He wants you to go through life worried about paying your bills? Does God want you to live a life stressed about money? – Struggling to survive? – No!
How could we expect God to take care of our needs including basics of food clothes and shelter if money were evil? The fact is that most spend their lives working for money to take care of their families and future. Maybe you are one stressed out at paying bills speculating if you over-spent buying an expensive car or renting a comfortable house.
The Bible says: “Money answers all things.”
God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants. He is for wealth, not against it. Poverty is a curse, not a blessing [Deuteronomy 28]. God does not want you to struggle or be anxious about money through life or be anxious about your future. Since money answers all things many problems are connected with it including marriage – Money is a great source of stress.
“Why was I created?” “Does God have a purpose for my life?” These are important questions to ask. How pathetic to tell Him at the point at death, I could not fulfill my God-given destiny because I was always concerned about how to pay my bills – We also need to know what God thinks about money otherwise needless anxiety over money will continue. Here are some shocking Biblical truths about money, business, and profit.
If you are God’s child:
A] He wants you to prosper
Proverbs 10:22 (AMP) “The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].” – God’s blessing on your life produces riches. The reason we all are not rich is because we forget we are in partnership with God and have a role to play to receive His financial blessing.
B] He wants you to be wealthy
Genesis 12:1-3; 13:2 God made Abram wealthy on purpose to bless others. He was very rich. He was also given the Promised Land [title deed] that when cultivated and farmed could support an entire nation. He was not only blessed spiritually but temporally for his enjoyment. God is trying to make us wealthy as well so we can bless others.
C] He wants you to make good profit (Proverbs 14:23; Isaiah 48:17; Deuteronomy 8:18; Galatians 3:7; Luke 19:11-15)
God wants His people to labor and live through biblical principles – the principles of the King of kings to understand how to make profit. He says: I the Lord teach you how to profit and because He is the God of profit He will even inspect your profit. One reason why Apostle Paul was so effective at being influential was that he supported himself, created free time that allowed him to pursue God’s assignment. Jesus taught His disciples that the Kingdom of God – a spiritual Kingdom could affect the natural world. He also made it clear that the Kingdom of God was of increase. Everything in God’s kingdom increases and that includes money. Your business will multiply if you operate under Kingdom principles. Financial multiplication is one indication that the Kingdom is operating in your life. The reason for multiplication is to live a life of ‘purpose and destiny’.
D] He wants your family to own a business [Numbers 33:51-54]
Every family among Abraham’s descendants owned a business. How did that happen? – God Himself set up Abraham’s descendants in the “Promised Land.” He then told the leaders to divide the land so each family could own a part. Each family was given the task to cultivate and farm it so that it would produce more than enough for each year, eat some, procure things needed, give those in need, and have plenty left over. God wants this of you and your family.
E] He wants you to pursue His Kingdom Principles to profit [Matthew 6:31-33; Luke 5:4-7; Malachi 3]
God wants us to live worry-free lives amidst problems! Because He shows us the way out in His Word! When we pursue His Kingdom Principles, we will find answers to all our needs – including wealth without stress. It will produce more than what labor can. Simon Peter and others funded their lives and families doing significant travel mentioned in the Gospels and the Book of Acts that was financed. They started business and gained political influence. Apostle Paul set up a profitable business which funded his own missionary – travel rather than solely depending on contributions of others. Acts 18
If you want to know how to profit in life:
Labor [Proverbs 14:23] and Live by the Principles of the King of Kings [Matthew 6:33; Malachi 3].
It is God who teaches you to profit because that’s His desire to see you prosper, wealthy, make good profit, own a business – and all you have to do is practice His Kingdom principles.
One day when you stand at Heaven’s Gates – the other side of eternity beyond death may you never say you could not fulfill your God-given destiny because all the time you were concerned of how to pay my bills – rather may you say I have run the race, finished the course fulfilled my destiny. May you hear His sweet voice saying: “Well done thou good and faithful servant!”