- Created on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 19:45
- Written by Jason Dudley
- Created on Sunday, 10 May 2009 01:30
- Written by Arabelle Hinchliff
Does God have anything to say about finances? Here's a quote from Craig Hill's book, Wealth, Riches and Money.
In beginning a discussion on personal financial management, we had to ask the question, “Does God have anything to say about money in the Bible?” Many people consider the Bible to be a book pertaining to spirituality, but not to such mundane matters as personal management of money. As we began to study this topic in the Bible, we were amazed to discover that the New Testament contains nearly ten times as many verses regarding money and finances as it does salvation and faith. The New Testament actually contains 215 verses pertaining to faith, 218 verses pertaining to salvation, and 2084 verses dealing with the stewardship of and accountability for money and finance. Sixteen of Jesus’ thirty-eight parables deal with money.
The question comes to mind, “Why?” Was Jesus a money-grabber? Did He come to earth to collect money to support His ministry? No, of course not! Jesus was not after people’s money; He was after their hearts. He told us in Matthew 6:21, “where your treasure is there shall your heart be also.” Jesus simply found that many people considered their money a great treasure. He found that if He could capture their money, He could capture their hearts. We believe that the same is true today. Jesus is not after your money. He is after your heart. How we relate to money is simply indicative of the condition of our hearts.
Craig Hill's insights into God's principles of finances are an amazing revelation. Craig's gifting for bringing truuth to the heart (rather than the mind) provides true life change for many people in the realm of their personal finances. In Luke 12:34, Jesus Messiah said, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Jesus (Yeshua HaMashiach) isn't interested in your money, He wants your whole heart.