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This post originally appeared on the Celebrating Financial Freedom blog.
We all need a little encouragement every once in a while- especially when it comes to finances. Today I’ll give you some encouraging bible verses for your finances that will help you see just what God has in store for you financially. These verses of encouragement have helped me out in a huge way over the years. They’ve helped me understand the awesome abundance and financial blessings God wants all of us to have when we follow His plan.
So get ready for some encouraging verses about money that’ll help you achieve your financial goals!
Also, later in this post I’ll recommend a list of awesome books to help encourage and educate you further on godly finances.
I wanted to start out by setting a few things straight. These encouraging bible verses are not a get rich quick scheme. Nor do they espouse some kind of name it and claim it belief that if you just believe hard enough you’ll be rich.
That’s not what God’s financial plan is all about.
Godly wealth is not about asking God to rain down riches upon you. He’s not a fairy that grants you three wishes. However, when you work in partnership with God and live by godly financial principles, He has no choice but to bless you!
When it comes down to it, there are a few things you need to know about God and finances before you read these encouraging bible verses about money.
Yep, God has a financial plan for you. When you stick to His plan, you’ll reap great rewards in your life, and better yet, you’ll be a huge blessing to others too!
You’ve probably heard a lot of incorrect teaching about how Christians should be poor. Being poor is supposed to make us more humble and closer to God. Poverty will keep us from falling prey to choosing the love of money over the love of God.
This couldn’t be further from the truth!
Even poor people are tempted by the love of money. Large amounts of money (or severe lack of it) only magnify what is already in your spirit.
When you learn what God’s word actually says about money and wealth, you realize there really is a path to godly wealth, and that God wants you to experience it for yourself!
So this is the point where a lot of people get stuck. Too many believe that Christians are supposed to just scrape by. Too many believe that if we just have our needs met that’s all we should expect in life.
But as you’ll see in the encouraging bible verses below, just scraping by ain’t gonna get it! It’s definitely not what God wants for us.
But first, let’s discover a few things that godly wealth accomplishes:
The more wealth you have, the more you’re able to be a blessing to others.
Can you be a blessing if you have no money?
Yes you can.
But wealth allows you to bigger blessing because you have an overfl... It exponentially magnifies your effectiveness as one who blesses other people.
So with all that said, here are some awesomely encouraging bible verses for your finances to set you on a path to godly wealth like you’ve never experienced before!
Don’t forget to check out the list of books at the end of this post that will encourage you even further.
Deuteronomy 8:18 “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today”
No matter what your situation is right now, you have the power and ability to produce wealth.
We are made in the image of God.
And one of the primary characteristics of God is that He is a creator. He made us to be creators too!
He has innately put into us the ability to create wealth and grow it exponentially just as He does.
Throughout Ecclesiastes chapter 8 it talks about the wealth and privileges God gave to the Jewish people when they practiced obedience to His principles.
Just like them, these encouraging bible verses shows that we just have to follow His direction to be creators of wealth in our own lives!
Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it” ISV.
When you’re blessed by God because you’re living according to His ways, wealth will be part of the blessing that’s established in your life.
Not only that, there is no difficulty that comes with that wealth!
Some translations interpret that last part as meaning there is no painful toil that comes with gaining that wealth. There are several types of investments and income that could be referring to, such as:
Others interpret it as meaning there is no stress or worry that comes with it. It’s a type of wealth that doesn’t weigh you down spiritually or mentally.
I really like Matthew Henry’s commentary that describes it as a type of wealth that “…comes from the love of God, (and) has the grace of God for its companion.”
That’s pretty sweet! A wealth that you don’t have to work hard for and don’t have to worry about is the kind of wealth I’ll definitely take more of any time I can get it!
Malachi 3:10-12 "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, Says the LORD of hosts. And all nations will call you blessed For you will be a delightful land, Says the LORD of hosts.”
The purpose of the tithe is to provide for the church. So many of us forget that if the church is going to be effective, it needs money!
But the tithe also serves a personal purpose for your life. Giving the tithe helps you understand some important things about money:
Tithing is the first thing you should do with your money once it comes to you. When you give the first part of your earnings to the church, God puts promises in place that set you up for financial success!
The great thing about these encouraging scriptures is that when God makes promises, they’re set in stone!
God makes 4 promises here that have to happen to you when you’re a cheerful tither:
These encouraging scriptures are just the ticket to make sure God’s blessings are made available to you. Ignore these promises and you’ll not be able to receive the blessings God wants you to have through tithing.
2 Corinthians 9:9-11 “As it is written: “He has scattered abroad His gifts to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.” 10Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your store of seed and will increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be enriched in every way to be generous on every occasion…”
Tithing protects your seed, but giving offerings above the tithe brings about multiplication of your seed.
This verse of encouragement is all about multiplication.
Think about it- what is the nature of seed? Seed was made for multiplication! One single seed planted in good soil and faithfully tended to multiplies into hundreds, or even thousands of new seeds!
What this means for you is that when you tend to your seed (your money) faithfully, God will provide an increase.
These verses focus specifically on giving as a means of multiplying your seed.
It may seem counterintuitive, but when you’re a cheerful giver, God will actually provide you with even more seed to sow! You actually end up with more than you started with so you can be generous on every occasion!
This is a promise I’ve seen play out in my own life on a daily basis. The more Angie and I give, the more we have. I know it sounds crazy but it works!
When it comes down to it, God wants you to be blessed in every way, including your finances.
God’s biggest desire is to bless his people.
Wealth is just one of the ways that God blesses you when you live a righteous life. But it’s up to you to make yourself available to receive those blessings.
When He can trust you with money and resources, He knows you’ll use it wisely to provide for others and expand His kingdom.
But when you make money more important than Him in your life, you might get wealthy, but your wealth won’t be a blessing. Righteous wealth is what He wants you to have, and when you put Him first above everything else, that’s what you’ll get.
I’ve read a ton of books that constantly encourage me financially and help me be able to provide you with encouraging bible verses too.
Here’s a list of my favorites:
Becoming a Millionaire God’s Way- Getting Money to You, Not From You by Dr. C. Thomas Anderson
Becoming a Millionaire God’s Way Part 2 by Dr. C. Thomas Anderson
God Wants You Rich, Not Poor and Struggling by Scot Anderson
The Richest Man Who Ever Lived- King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, ... by Steven K. Scott
Wealth- Is It Worth It? By S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fila