Is It Wrong To Want To Be Rich?

Does the Bible condemn those who want to be rich? Is it sin to be rich?The Riches in Christ The truest riches in all the universe are not found in material things, which are temporary, but in those things found in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul was called “to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things” (Eph 3:8-9), and it is “according to the riches of his glory he … [Read more...]

How A Christian Can Overcome A Love Of Money

How can believers overcome the pulls of the love of money?A Root of Evil When the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, he was concerned about the sins that were associated with pursing money, because he knew that many were making shipwrecks of their faith. For this reason, Paul wrote, “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” (1st Tim 6:10). This doesn’t mean money is evil in it … [Read more...]

What Does The Bible Say About Borrowing And Lending Money?

What does the Bible say about borrowing and about lending money?Stay out of Debt It is always a good idea to stay out of debt and to pay cash whenever possible but of course, in this world, that’s not always possible because we often have no choice but to borrow money to buy a house or a car but it is best to do as the Apostle Paul suggests, “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law” (Rom 13:8). Solomon wisely wrote that we are not t … [Read more...]

What Does “Do Not Muzzle The Ox” Mean In The Bible? A Biblical Definition

What does “Do not muzzle the ox” mean in the Bible? The Old Testament Meaning Does the command, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain” (Deut 25:4) mean the same thing as it does in the New Testament? In the first place, this command shows God’s heart for His creatures. Solomon wrote “Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel” (Prov 12:10). The idea behind the law to not muzzle an ox while it is working to produce grai … [Read more...]

What Did They Use For Money In Bible Times?

What did people use for money in ancient times in the Old and the New Testament?The Origin of Money When someone is paid a salary, they are paid on a regular schedule (for most people) but this wasn’t the way in ancient times. The word salary has an interesting history to it because at a time before people exchanged money because it was not in use, they used salt. Salt was highly valuable since there was no refrigeration at that time and salt was a very valuable commodity and so it was used … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Raising Money or Fundraising

Here are seven Bible verses concerning raising money or fundraising. Third John 3:5-8 “Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth." If not f … [Read more...]