Even though money isn’t an essential thing in your life. A significant portion of your life will revolve around earning, saving, giving, and spending money. So your relationship with money isn’t something you can just brush aside as unspiritual or unnecessary.
Through the written word, Jesus has given us a lot of instructions regarding how to manage our money. Money can be a touchy subject for many. However, it is an important area to consider. This is why Jesus made sure to talk about it a lot. Out of all the things Christ shared about money, there are 3 things Jesus said about money that you might find pretty surprising. Consider the following and see if they resonate with you in some way.
Jesus said our Money is a Test
This is the first surprising thing Jesus has to say about money. By default, most of us wouldn’t look at our latest paycheck and think it’s a test from the Lord. However, there is proof that it is.
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches(Luke 16:11)
Jesus Said We Should Pay Taxes
Another really surprising thing that Jesus has to say about money involves taxes. Yes, believe it or not, Jesus actually addressed the issue of paying taxes on multiple occasions
But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours(MATTHEW 17:27).
Jesus Basically Said We Should Budget Our Money
The final thing that’s really surprising about Jesus and how he feels about our finances is that he believes we should budget our money.
Discover what the Bible says about money and how Christians should use their wealth in the world.
”Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.(LUKE 14: 28-30)
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”(Matthew 6:24)
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”(Hebrews 13:5 )
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”(1 Timothy 6:10)
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”(Matthew 6:19-21 )
“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”(Proverbs 13:11)
“The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.”(1 Samuel 2:7)