Scripture References to Finances

A comprehensive list of all the ways God speaks to us about our finances in Scripture

*Special thanks to Compass - Finances God\'s Way for providing the original Scripture list

Blessing

Responsibility

Riches

Genesis 1:28

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

God

Rest

Work

Genesis 2:2-3

2And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

God

Work

Genesis 2:8

And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Good

Work

Genesis 2:15

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Curse

Work

Genesis 3:17-19, 23

17And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 19By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” … 23therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.

Attitude

Giving

Genesis 4:3-5

So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the ground . . . but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard

Attitude

Giving

Genesis 4:4

And Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering

Curse

Work

Genesis 5:29

and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”

Riches

Wealth

Genesis 12:5

Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran . . .

Riches

Wealth

Genesis 13:2

Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold

Dangers of Wealth

Riches

Wealth

Genesis 13:5-11

Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together. And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock . . . Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers. Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left.” And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the valley of the Jordan, that it was watered everywhere this was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah – like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go to Zoar. So Lot chose for himself all the valley of the Jordan . . . Thus they separated from each other

God

Ownership

Genesis 14:19

And he [Melchizedek] blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth."

Giving

Tithe

Genesis 14:20

[Abram] gave him [Melchizedek] a tenth of all

God

Ownership

Genesis 14:22

But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth,

God

Inheritance

Genesis 15:2-4

2But Abram said, “O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” 4And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.”