Bible Verses for Money, Faith, and Life
I don’t know about you, but I’m not the type of guy that reads things into the Bible. If it doesn’t say what I want it to say, I’m not going to force it. Having said that, the more I learn about God, the more I realize how little I know. I am thankful that we worship a God who doesn’t change like me! The Bible is filled with thousands of stories, chapters, and one-liners that encourage us to live on-mission, and they never change. God’s wisdom was true thousands of years ago, and it’s just as true today.
I was thinking about including every single story and sentence that I found encouraging, but I thought I would leave at least some of the reading up to you! Instead, I’ve picked just three verses that have impacted me over the years and helped shape my views around money, faith, and life. I hope that in sharing them, you will tuck them away in your heart and be encouraged as well.
“Be Still and Know That I Am God.” – Psalm 46:10
Do we know what it means to be still? Our minds are racing with all of our plans and how far behind we are on achieving them. We are anxious about what’s to come and cannot find rest in the present. In that moment, God wants us to be still and remember Him. Psalm 46 is about finding refuge in God when disaster is among us. We don’t have a need to fear, because God is on our side.
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” – 1 Corinthians 15:33
With enough time, our friends influence the way that we think, talk, and act. However, we don’t always pay attention to who we let into the inner circles of our lives. Now, God doesn’t want us to disassociate with the lost and broken, and He certainly doesn’t want us to think we are better than others. He wants us to use discernment with whom we allow great influence in our lives.
If you surround yourself with people who don’t care about the same things you do, you will eventually find yourself caring less about those important values in your life. But if your inner circle is populated by friends who encourage and strengthen you, you will grow over time.
“Dear friends, I warn you as ‘temporary residents and foreigners’ to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.” – 1 Peter 2:11
We are not of this world. Our true, permanent citizenship lies in Heaven. As Christians, there should be something different about us. We should be kinder, more generous, and more loving than everyone else so that they could know the love of Christ. This means that the way we manage our money should be different, the way we treat each person should be special, and the way we lead our lives should be saturated with the thought that we are just visiting.
This verse isn’t about being weird for the sake of being different. It is about putting off the temptations that are keeping us from pursuing God’s plan in our lives. After all, this life isn’t about getting what you want. It’s about playing your part in giving something that everyone needs: Jesus.
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