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Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness Make Godly use of money
Our daily bread Don't store up treasures on earth
My God shall supply all your need Let the brother of low degree rejoice
Godliness with Contentment Charge them that are rich...
The Love of Money: Root of All Evil You can't serve God and Riches
Food and Clothing Take no thought for your life; what to eat, what drink
Give generously Don't love the World
If you don't work, you shouldn't eat Friendship with the World is hatred toward God
Work with your hands Wisdom of Proverbs
If you don't provide for your family  

 


Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 16:33         Back to the Top


Our daily bread

Give us this day our daily bread.

Matt 6:11      Back to the Top


My God shall supply all your need

But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Phil 4:18-19      Back to the Top


Godliness with Contentment

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

1 Tim 6:6-9      Back to the Top


The Love of Money: Root of All Evil

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

1Tim 6:10-11        Back to the Top


Food and Clothing

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1 Tim 6:8        Back to the Top


Give generously

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 6:38                            

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Matt 5:42                           

And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

Luke 3:10-11                           

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

2 Corinthians 9:6-15                           

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

I John 3:17                           

Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

Gal 2:10                           

And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Acts 2:44-45                           

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Acts 4:32                           

Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

Acts 11:29                           

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Rom 12:13       Back to the Top


If you don't work, you shouldn't eat

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

II Thessalonians 3:10-12      Back to the Top


Work with your hands

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Rom 12:11                           

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Eph 4:28                           

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

1Thes 4:11                           

And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

1 Corinthians 4:12                           

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

1Thes 4:11           Back to the Top


If you don't provide for your family

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

1 Tim 5:8      Back to the Top


Make Godly use of money

And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Luke 16:9-13      Back to the Top


Don't store up treasures on earth

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matt 6:19-34      Back to the Top


Let the brother of low degree rejoice

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:9-12      Back to the Top


Charge them that are rich...

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1 Tim 6:17-19      Back to the Top


You can't serve God and Riches

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 6:24      Back to the Top


Take no thought for your life; what to eat, what drink

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Matthew 6:31-32      Back to the Top


Don't love the World

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

I John 2:15-17      Back to the Top


Friendship with the World is hatred toward God

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

James 4:4      Back to the Top


Wisdom of Proverbs

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Proverbs 10:4                           

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.

Proverbs 13:11                           

In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

Proverbs 14:23                           

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

Proverbs 27:23                           

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Proverbs 28:19                           

The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

Proverbs 30:25                           



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