3 Things Your Bible Doesn’t Say About Money

Graham Beynon | January 31, 2016

When it comes to money, God has a lot to say.

So it’s time to set the record straight on three things the Bible does not say about money—despite what we may have heard. Here are three wrong views.

1. God Guarantees Prosperity 

The prosperity gospel comes in a variety of forms, but the bottom line is God blesses our obedience by making us materially better off. The message says to honor God with your money and you will know this blessing. Of course, the flip side is that if you’re not doing well financially, it must mean you’re disbelieving or disobeying God.

The great mistake of the prosperity gospel is ignoring that this promise of financial blessing comes under the old covenant. The new covenant doesn’t work the same way. In fact, Jesus says his followers are blessed when they’re poor, hungry, weeping, hated, excluded, insulted, and rejected (Luke 6:20–22).

Financial blessing simply isn’t promised to Christians. Yet a general principle does remain: God will bless our obedience. Jesus promised:

No one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes…

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