What does the Bible really say about saving money

The Bible actually talks a great deal about money. In fact, Jesus spoke more about money than he did about heaven and hell. But what does the Bible really say about saving money? Some would have you believe that God wants us to prosper and that we should feel comfortable building great wealth. On the […]

Pray (but also meet the need if you are able)

Most of us who are Christians have experienced it at one time or another. You are sitting at Bible Study and everyone is sharing prayer requests. Someone mentions their neighbor Sally. Her husband just got laid off and they are in a bad spot financially. Or perhaps you pass a friend in the hallway at […]

Why failure doesn’t define our identity (and success doesn’t either)

Fear says your identity is at stake if you fail. It’s not. Your identity is set. Failure or success will not determine it. – Jon Acuff Imagine the scene. You are at a large party with a few friends as well as a lot of people you don’t know. You introduce yourself to the person […]

The moving target of contentment

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” – Socrates I believe one of the keys to financial success is contentment, but one of the problems with contentment is that it can be a bit of a moving target. No matter what your […]

What does the Bible really say about debt

You probably have figured out by now that I’m not a big fan of debt. That’s partly because in my experience debt has brought me far more misery than blessings. But more importantly as I started to look at what the Bible says about debt, I don’t find much positive. Here are a few of […]

Learning to trust the Provider instead of the Provision

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17 Jesus spent more time talking about money than he did about heaven […]

The most important reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving

When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” After taking the cup, he gave […]

Learning to allow room for God’s grace in your finances

Failure is an event, never a person. – William D. Brown One of the things I struggled with a bit when I was just starting the process of paying off my debt was asking God for help. (Or trusting that he actually would.) You see accepting grace doesn’t always come naturally to me. I’d look […]