WealthWealth. Those who don’t have it want it. Those who have it want more of it. What does the Bible say about wealth?

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus cautions us, “No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24.) Again in His teaching, Jesus indicates that those who possess riches are especially susceptible to the temptation of putting their trust in those riches (note how the “those who have riches” of Mark 10:23 becomes “those who trust in riches” in verse 24.)

But not all the Bible says about riches is negative. The Old Testament views riches as a blessing bestowed upon those with whom the Lord is pleased (note, for example, Ecclesiastes 2:26.) Indeed, the teaching of Scripture is that all the wealth of the world belongs to the Lord and, on His appointed day, He shall re-claim that wealth and bestow it upon His people to be enjoyed with His blessing forever. (For an in-depth discussion of this theme, consult the Bible study course on Isaiah 23.)

Yes, Scripture cautions us concerning the dangers inherent in the possession of wealth. But they also teach that wealth is a blessing from God, if it is attained in a godly way and possessed with a godly perspective.

For more on this topic, check out the Bible study courses on Wealth.


Three Things You Should Know About Wealth (Proverbs)

This Bible study course, based on the teaching of Proverbs, informs us of both the benefits as well as the limitations and drawbacks of financial wealth.

You Can Have It All (Isaiah 23:1-18)

This Bible study course, based on the teaching contained in Isaiah 23:1-18, provides us with a biblical perspective on wealth as God’s possession and something He bestows in His appointed time upon those who are devoted to Him.

Three Things You Must Know About Riches (Mark 10:17-31)

This Bible course, based on Jesus’ dialogue with the rich young ruler, cautions us about the dangers inherent in wealth.

Three Keys To Contentment (Philippians 4:10-23)

This Bible study course, based on the apostle Paul’s testimony in Philippians 4:10-23, provides us with three keys to contentment in this present world.