SHOULD CHRISTIANS SAVE MONEY ????

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The Bible may have more to say about money than any other subject. The reason could be because of man’s love for it, and the wickedness perpetrated by many to possess it. The love for money is the root of all evil. We observe this mostly in big business and big government. Wealth and riches should never be the goal of life. Scripture states that many of God’s people have erred from the faith, and brought nothing but sorrow and grief to themselves and those they come in contact with because of their aspiration for money.
On the other hand, God has some positive things to say about the wisdom, the necessity, the value of saving money and how we use it. A good steward will not be greedy for money, nor will he squander it. The believer is a steward of all God gives him, and must conduct himself accordingly to be obedient.

I have heard pastors preach against savings. They tell themselves and their congregation that saving money is a lack of faith, and that they should be putting their money in heaven. This teaching and attitude is not scriptural nor is it an act of faith. In fact, it is right the opposite. That teaching is unscriptural and foolish.

Listed below are several proverbs written by Solomon, the wisest manwho ever lived. “In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. Proverbs 15:6. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Proverbs 13:22. Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 5:19. There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. Proverbs 21:20. 6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. Proverbs 6:6-11. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Proverbs 10:5. 24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; 26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; 27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces. Proverbs 30:24-28.”

It would take volumes to completely deal with this subject, but the wise pastor will prepare financially for his church and for his family. He will also help his church members to do the same. It is not a sin to make all the money you can; if you do it honestly. However, you must also be willing to give away all you can for the cause of Christ, and save all you can for the future. There is no conflict between these three.

Comments

  1. I think christians should use their resources (money, time, person and all else) wisely.They should save as much as is necessary.

    God provides us with resources to be resourcefull to HIS creation.

    We own nothing, we are just custodians.

    Matthew 6:33

    Putting Him and His Kingdom First even before self pleases God, it makes one content.

    Everything belongs to Him and He will give those who put Him first.

    1 Kings 3:13
    Psalm 112 :3
    Proverbs 8:18

    As long as things (saving and other things) are done for His Glory.

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  2. In all (comment above) what I mean is that, the main point everything we do should be according to God's Will, becasue when it's all said and done, the only resource we take to heaven is our spirit, the rest remains here. That should always be kept in mind.

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