When you aren’t in a great place with your finances, it can be incredibly stressful. What helps and encourages you when you get this way?
For us, we turn to our faith to alleviate many of our stressors- and money is on the list for many people!
Did you know that there are verses in the Bible that can give you insight into your money troubles?
We have many favorite money quotes and we can’t forget to tell you some Bible quotes to help you on your journey.
Why Turn To The Bible For Money Troubles?
You may be wondering why it would be a good idea to turn to the Bible for your money problems- is that what the Bible is for?
You’ll be pleased to know that the Bible has got you covered when it comes to financial struggles – even people of Biblical times had to get some wisdom for their money worries.
Not only are there specific money parts, but the Bible can be such a source of comfort when you are feeling low.
52 Bible Verses About Money To Make Each Week Easier
We thought it would be great to put together some quotes for each week of the year, to help you get through hard times.
Verses About Money and Greed
“Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.”
“Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.”
“No one 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.”
“A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”
“Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.”
“nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
“He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.”
“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”
“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve.”
“As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them?”
“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”
“You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed-God is our witness.”
“For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure, or greedy person- such a man is an idolater- has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
“Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.”
“He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.”
“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.”
“So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.”
“Then some soldiers asked him, ‘And what should we do?’ He replied, ‘Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.’”
Verses About Money Management
“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?”
“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?”
“Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another.”
“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
“Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds.”
Verses About Money Blessings
“‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the LORD Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.’”
“Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.”
“The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives.”
“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
Verses About Financial Worries
“Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, one of those who is surety for debts; if you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?
Matthew 6:25, 33
“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
“If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.”
“but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.”
The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
Verses About Wealth and Prosperity
If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.
“Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’ When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, ‘Who then can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ Peter answered him, ‘We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?’ Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.’”
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
“Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
“Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
Verses About Financial Hardship
Luke 12:47- 48
“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
“A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.”
Verses about saving money
“A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it!”
“On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.”
“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer.”
“The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.”
Biblical Stories About Money
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”
“Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?”
Verses on riches
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”
“Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.”
“Do not charge a fellow Israelite interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest.”
If you find yourself in a bad financial situation and need some help, we really hope that reading these will bring you peace. We want each of you to take a step back about money and be content rather than worried.
We and others have found Bible verses to calm our worries and help us refocus on fixing our problems rather than simply dwelling on them.
There are 52 here – one per week for you to reflect on and gain insight into your financial troubles. Go through them at your leisure, and pick out the ones that speak to you the most and return back to them.