Money Is Not Evil

Were you taught that money is evil and having it makes people evil? Do you feel that as a follower of Christ you and other Christians should not have large sums of money? If so I want to present a new school of thought to you. 

The word of God says that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. How can this transfer take place if believers believe it’s a sin to have wealth? The word of God has many positive things to say about wealth and the believer. As a matter of fact, it says so much I’ve been thoroughly confused as to why so many believers think it’s a sin to have wealth. This erroneous thinking was birthed out of the kingdom of darkness. There’s so much good that can be done when wealth is in the hands of true believers of Christ. 

It’s time to remove this limitation so God can bless you and your family as He so desires. God does not desire for you to be broke and struggling. God does not desire for you to be in debt robbing Peter to pay Paul. God desires for you to have more than enough. When you have more than enough you are able to be a blessing to someone else in need. 

I’ve compiled a few points for you to ponder supported by scripture. I don’t care if you disagree with me but you can’t argue with the infallible word of God as a follower of Jesus Christ.

#1  Finances are required to help people.

The best thing you can do for the needy (homeless, orphans, single parents, etc.) is have the finances to meet their need. The needy do not want to hear I’ll pray for you while their needs go unmet. You cannot meet the needs of others if you yourself are struggling to make ends meet. 

Psalm 132:15 (KJV) I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Isaiah 58:10 (AMP) And if you offer yourself to [assist] the hungry and satisfy the [a]need of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday.

#2  Money is not the root of evil. The love of it is. 

1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV) For the love of money is the root of all evil…

#3  If God thinks poverty is righteousness why are there streets of gold in heaven? 

Gold streets aren’t “necessary.” Yet God saw fit to build them for His people to enjoy. He desires for you to enjoy nice things too.

Revelation 21:21 (KJV) And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gates was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

#4  If Jesus was poor why would he have a treasurer? Poor people don’t need treasurers. 

John 12:6 (AMP) Now he said this, not because he cared about the poor [for he had never cared about them], but because he was a thief; and since he had the money box [serving as treasurer for the twelve disciples], he used to pilfer what was put into it.

#5  God desires to bless you big time (when you keep Him first)!

Matthew 6:33 (AMP) But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.

#6  You should have generational wealth!

Proverbs 13:22 (AMP) A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for [the hands of] the righteous.

Have you limited God’s ability to bless you by thinking it’s wrong to have more than enough? It’s okay to have money just as long as money doesn’t have you.