Does the Bible Address Money?
Throughout the entire Bible there are approximately 2,350 verses concerning money. This is nearly twice as many as faith and prayer combined. Fifteen percent of everything Jesus said pertained to money and possessions. He spoke about money and possessions more than heaven and hell combined! The only subject Jesus spoke of more often is the Kingdom of God. Why? Because the Scriptures make clear there is a fundamental connection between a person’s spiritual life and his attitudes and actions concerning money and possessions. Often we divorce the two — Christ sees them as essentially related to one another.
Money was just as important in Jesus’ day. If we were to strike the comments of Jesus about money, we would reduce his teachings by more than one-third. Sixteen of Jesus’ approximately 38 parables dealt with money. One of every seven verses in the first three Gospels in some way deals with money. In fact, Jesus spoke about money more than about any other single subject, except the kingdom of God itself. Perhaps this was because Jesus understood how money itself can become a god. His assertions, “You cannot serve God and wealth” (Matthew 6:24) and, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”(Matthew 6:21) indicate his awareness of the preemptive role played by money in the lives of people.
You need to read the entire chapter of Matthew 25 and don’t fall into James 5:1-6!! You must obey Jesus to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Lastly, and most importantly, look at Scripture itself. Below are just the words of Jesus addressing directly the following topics related to our money and possessions and how they affect our relationship with God and each other:
Money and Possessions
God’s Lordship and Ownership
Human Prosperity and Poverty
Funding the Great Commission
Revival and Reformation