This month’s scripture writing theme is about Godly Attitudes about Money
Godly attitudes about money.
What does that look like?
Most of us have heard that “money is the root of all evil”. Which is a false retelling of the scripture 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root for all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (NASB).
Note that the scripture says that the LOVE of money is a root for all sorts of evil. Money is a thing. It is a tool. But it is a powerful tool because it is the way we get the things we need, to one degree or another. The love of that power, being intoxicated with the things that can be bought with money, even being drawn to the things it SEEMS can be bought with it, like love, happiness, and contentment is where the danger lies.
This scripture writing plan seeks to lay a foundation for a godly view of money; how to make use of this necessary tool in a way that will not lead to evil. God gives plenty of warnings and instructions about money in His word. The struggle we may have with covetousness (greedy desire; wanting to have more) and envy (ill-will towards someone who has something you’d like to have yourself) can be magnified when money is brought into the picture.
Where will we start writing scriptures about growing Godly Attitudes about Money?
In Proverbs alone, I found over 40 verses that teach about money, work ethic, borrowing money, lending money, etc. In creating this plan, I found over 65 verses throughout scripture that could go towards laying this foundation of a godly attitude toward money. As 2 Peter 1:3 says, God has “granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”
So, simply put, we will begin at the beginning, and see what we can learn from the Bible about money. As I studied, I believe the beginning to be what God ultimately wants us to do with our money. What our primary goal, at the end of the day, should be in regards to making, spending, and saving money.
The Simplicity and Complexity of our relationship with Money
As we noted above, the love of money can be a very real problem. But we are shown in various places in scripture that God expects for us to be dealing with money (Mt. 25:14-30; 1 Cor. 16:1-4; Eph. 4:28).
So the goal is not to never deal with money or only deal with money for necessities, like food and clothing. The goal is to not LOVE the money for MORE than what it can help us to accomplish that is according to God’s will (2 Cor. 8:1-5).
Join me as we explore this topic:
- See what practical tips God offers for how to manage your money and the projects you fund with it.
- Learn how God wants money to be earned.
- See God’s attitude about debt and lending money to others.
- Discover the type of work ethic God wants to see in us
- Read how God wants people to deal with others in business matters
- and much more!
Writing these scriptures out should help to put on our hearts the attitude about money God wants us to have.
For the next 31 days, spend each day writing scriptures that teach Godly Attitudes about Money.
I encourage you to go beyond just writing the verses too.
The writing of the scriptures alone will give you a deeper understanding than just reading them. Meditating on those scriptures throughout the day AND praying that God help you see how to apply them in your life will take you even deeper.
PS – Please share your scripture writing on social media. You never know who you could encourage by sharing the work you are doing to grow in God’s word!
You can share pics of your scripture writing on Facebook, Instagram – wherever you “hang out”. Use the hashtag #DWScriptureWriting or #ScriptureWritingClub so we can search and find what you have shared.
Wouldn’t it be fun to see God’s word all over the internet this way?
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