Have you ever felt that, as a Christian, making money or accumulating wealth is sinful? Like it’s more holy to have less money?
It’s easy to get deceived by false philosophies of money. That’s why we have to renew our minds on the truth of God’s Word.
We know that giving and generosity are good, right? That God asks us to do those things? Well if giving money is a gift from God, then earning it must also be a gift from him!
God created us with certain personality strengths that impact our approach to money management. There is nothing wrong with making money or accumulating wealth, as long as you’re using it according to His will.
I know many wealthy people whose identity is not in money but in the Lord. And in living according to His will they’ve found contentment by giving generously.
They understand what John Wesley said, “Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.”
God’s given you unique and special talents that you can use to earn a living, take care of your family and be generous towards others. All of this brings Him glory as seen in Paul’s words to Timothy:
“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”
So, go ahead. Earn all you can so you can give all you can. And, enjoy the life of generosity that God’s given you! If you are looking for help or encouragement in your finances, call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or visit crown.org