With pundits predicting doom in America, it would be a great time to see what the Bible says about money, all the more as the United States approaches the “Fiscal Cliff.”
The most common statement about money that people know from the Bible is that money is the root of all evil. That is incorrect. Actually it is the love of money that is the root of all evil. (1 Tim 6:10)
Is there any wisdom that the Bible would have to offer on money?
Proverbs 13:11 tells us “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”
This is the anti “get rich quick verse”. Statistics show that lottery ticket winners often waste the money quickly. Here the Bible encourages a slow, steady faithfulness when it comes to money.