The principles of wealth

Honor God with your wealth.

(Prov 3:9-10 NIV)  Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; {10} then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.


Wealth is temporary. Do not wear yourself out trying to get rich.

(Prov 23:4-5 NIV)  Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. {5} 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.


Do not accumulate wealth the wrong way or it will bring you trouble.

(Prov 15:6 NIV)  The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.


Better to remain poor than to get rich the wrong way.

(Prov 28:6 NIV)  Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.


God often rewards the righteous with prosperity.

(Prov 13:21 NIV)  Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.


Diligence and hard work brings wealth.

(Prov 10:4 NIV)  Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.


Control our spending habits or we will not be rich.

(Prov 21:17 NIV)  He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.


Do not trust in riches or you will be disappointed.

(Prov 11:28 NIV)  Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.


A good reputation is more important than wealth.


Generosity results in further wealth but the stingy gains nothing.

(Prov 11:24 NIV)  One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.


Do not exploit the poor to get rich.

(Prov 22:16 NIV)  He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich–both come to poverty.


Beware of greed as it will lead to all kinds of wrongdoings.

(Prov 15:27 NIV)  A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.


Ask God for the proper amount of money.

(Prov 30:8 NIV)  Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.