Money is power. And that power governs some of our most basic, daily interactions—from buying food to paying for a college education. It can be used for good—to help others and make things of beauty. But it can also be used to do great harm.
Jesus talked about how money affects people and how to use money for the good of others. Here are 5 things Jesus said about money while he was on earth:
- "When people ask you for something, give it to them. When they want to borrow money, lend it to them."" --Matthew 5:42 (CEV) Read more.
- "As Jesus sat near the Temple treasury, he watched the people as they dropped in their money. Many rich men dropped in a lot of money; then a poor widow came along and dropped in two little copper coins, worth about a penny. He called his disciples together and said to them, 'I tell you that this poor widow put more in the offering box than all the others. For the others put in what they had to spare of their riches; but she, poor as she is, put in all she had—she gave all she had to live on.'" --Mark 12:41-44 (GNTD) Read more.
- "Some soldiers also asked him, 'What about us? What are we to do?'
He said to them, 'Don't take money from anyone by force or accuse anyone falsely. Be content with your pay.'" --Luke 3:14 (GNTD) Read more.
- "Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are." –Matthew 6:19-21 (GNTD) Read more.
- "No servant can be the slave of two masters; such a slave will hate one and love the other or will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." --Luke 16:13 (GNTD) Read more.
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