Christian Personal Finance

Christian Personal FinanceGod knew money management would be a challenging part of life, so he provided a lot of guidance for us.  Howard Dayton, from Compass – Finances God’s Way states the bible contains over 2000 scriptures about money.

Understanding God’s ownership and Biblical financial stewardship is the foundation to living financially free.  These principles, along with many others in the Bible will help you find contentment and peace and grow your relationship with the Lord.

The goal of this page is to provide resources (both from One Money Design and elsewhere on the web) to help you grow as a faithful financial steward of God’s resources.

Biblical Financial Principles

Here are just a few of the financial principles that can be found in the Bible.  This list is a good place to start if you want to understand God’s perspective on money.  You can also ready the One Money Design financial manifesto to take a deeper dive into these principles.

Ownership

God owns everything, including all of our possessions.

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it (Psalms 24:1).

Stewardship

We are stewards of what God has entrusted into our care.  Money belongs to God and we are expected to prove faithful in managing it.

So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful (1 Corinthians 4: 1-2).

Debt

Avoid getting into debt and if you are in debt create a plan to become debt free.

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7).

Saving

Prepare for the future by saving.

The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets (Proverbs 21:20).

Spending

Learn to be content. Place your focus and need in God and not material possessions.

I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:11-13).

Giving

Put God first in your finances by giving to His kingdom. Giving shows trust in God and that he will provide for our needs.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

Articles

Below is a list of basic articles about the Bible & Money.  They all provide a brief overview of each topic and cover basic biblical financial principles.

You can also browse the One Money Design Giving & Stewardship category to find many articles that share God’s financial principles and practical tips for applying them.

Christian Personal Finance Blogs

In addition to the One Money Design blog, these Christian based financial blogs all provide articles with practical tips and biblical principles.

Christian Financial Organizations

The following Christian financial organizations are widely respected and provide a combination of resources for individuals, churches and business owners.