Understanding God’s ownership and Biblical financial stewardship is the foundation to living financially free and practicing good money management. These principles, along with many others in the Bible, will help you find contentment and peace.
The One Money Design Christian Financial Resources page includes scripture, links to articles and more to help you grow as a financial steward of God’s resources.
Biblical Financial Principles
God owns everything which includes all of our possessions.
The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it (Psalms 24:1).
We are stewards of what God has entrusted into our care.
Therefore, money belongs to God and we are expected to manage it well.
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).
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).
Prepare for the future by saving.
The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets (Proverbs 21:20).
Learn to be content and thankful for your current situation. 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).
Put God first in your finances by giving. Giving shows trust in God and that he will provide for your needs.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).
Biblical Financial Scripture
If you’re interested getting more financial scripture, you can click on any of the below categories:
- God’s Part and Our Part (Ownership and Stewardship)
- Contentment and Peace
- Giving and Saving
Articles about the Bible and Money
If you’re interested in reading individual articles about Biblical financial principles, you can select from the list below. At the end of each article you can download a copy in Microsoft Word format.