22 Christian Quotes About Money

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Money is essential to survive in this world. Although contrary to what most people believe, you do not need a huge amount of money to live. And money being the root of all evil has been misquoted for generations. It is the “love of” money that makes humans fall into temptation. So we can say that money is not bad but just like many other of life’s materials, it can be used for good or for bad. Here are 22 Christian quotes about money.

Featured Quote About Money: “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

Money Used for Good

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. ~ Rev. Billy Graham, Evangelist

Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas, If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed. ~ Robert H. Schuller, Televangelist

But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms. ~ George Macdonald, Writer and Minister

Get money to live; then live and use it, else it is not true that thou hast gotten. Surely use alone makes money not contemptible. ~ George Herbert, Poet and Priest

He that rightly understands the reasonableness and excellency of charity will know that it can never be excusable to waste any of our money in pride and folly. ~ William Law, English Cleric and Theological Writer

Most people fail to realize that money is both a test and trust from God. ~ Rick Warren, Minister

"If I love money more than Christ, woe is me!"

“If I love money more than Christ, woe is me!”

Loving Money is Bad

Nothing I am sure has such a tendency to quench the fire of religion as the possession of money. ~ J.C. Ryle, Bishop

A dreadful thing is the love of money! It disables both eyes and ears, and makes men worse to deal with than a wild beast, allowing a man to consider neither conscience nor friendship nor fellowship nor salvation. ~ John Chrysostom, Early Church Father

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, Writer

Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart. ~ John Wesley, Cleric and Theologian

Money is Not All that is Needed

Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give. ~ David Livingstone, Missionary to Africa

An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed; knowing that God’s bonds are as good as ready money. ~ Matthew Henry, Clergyman

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self. ~ William Penn, English Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania

A man could have all the money in all the banks in all the world, and be worth nothing so far as God is concerned, if he were still living “to and for himself”! ~ Major Ian Thomas, Writer and Theological Teacher

We should never think that once we have given some money and time to the Lord that the rest is ours to do with as we please. All that we have belongs to God, so He should be taken into consideration in everything we do. ~ Theodore Epp, Clergyman, Writer and Radio Evangelist

The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still. ~ Billy Sunday, Evangelist

Treasure God More Than Money

God doesn’t need us to give Him our money. He owns everything. Tithing is God’s way to grow Christians. ~ Adrian Rogers, Pastor

God does not need your money; He wants what it represents-you. Finances are God’s gift to you to fulfill His will for your life. While God desires you to prioritize His work in giving, He wants you to purpose to follow and serve Him no matter what happens with your finances. ~Paul Chappell, Pastor

God never leads anyone anywhere for money. ~ Jack Hyles, Pastor

If I love money more than Christ, woe is me! ~ William Tiptaft, Minister

The person who thinks the money he makes is meant mainly to increase his comforts on earth is a fool, Jesus says. Wise people know that all their money belongs to God and should be used to show that God, and not money, is their treasure, their comfort, their joy, and their security. ~ John Piper, Theologian, Preacher and Author

Final Thought

Do you spend more time thinking about money than you do thinking on the things of God? If your answer is yes you may need to take a look at your priorities. As a Christian nothing should be more important nor consume your thoughts and actions more than your relationship with the Lord. Everything you think and do should be to His glory. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)

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Resource: Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, King James Version

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nancy September 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

i have been struggling with money issues alot, lately. I have put money problems before thinking about my relationship to God. Even thought about suicide because im so much in debt, and didnt want to deal with it. But since God owns me and everything else, i have to put my trust in Him, and not myself. It was very uplifting to read this, since i do not have any christian friends. Please email on how i can penpal or write to other christians for support, for i am going through rough times right now. thanks, love from nancy

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Caroline July 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm

I struggle with that, putting money first before God sometimes. I find the book of James and Romans. Particularly James 2.8, I find this vision of eternity with God and into God allows me to see what money is- a tool for God’s purposes.

As for debt have you looked into organisations like Chrisitans Against Poverty, they help you consolidate debt, pay it off at fair interest rates, and live. Bankruptcy is an option and all debt is cleared but the caveat is the record of it stains your credit report 10 years at least (varies from country to country). You still keep an account to live off money earned by work.

The hardest part I still find, is dealing with the fear of not having money to survive and the desire to have more money than I have because I struggle to make ends meet, and yet I still have monetary wants that are not strictly needs. I don’t have answers for that: I still struggling with such things.

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