Specific Ways God Instructs Christians Not To Make Money

God instructs - Pixabay bible-1840002_1920The following are specific ways God instructs Christians not to make money, as laid out in the Bible.

God specifically spells out ways we are NOT to make money:


Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death (Proverbs 21:6).


Better is a little with righteousness, than vast revenues without justice (Proverbs 16:8).


A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not consider that poverty will come upon him (Proverbs 28:22).


A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished (Proverbs 28:20).


How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man (Proverbs 6:9-11).


In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.(Proverbs 15:6)


Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight (Proverbs 11:1).


Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase(Proverbs 13:11).

This information is contained in the study booklet, Financial Turning Points by Dr David Jeremiah. For additional information from Dr Jeremiah on this subject, you can order the CD, “Proverbs About Prosperity” from the Powerful Principles from Proverbs series.

Dr Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, and chancellor of Christian Heritage College. His radio and television broadcast, “Turning Point,” is heard on more than 1000 outlets. Information about all Turning Point books, study guides, and message albums are available in the United States by calling 1-800-947-1993.

Print Post

Filed under: Finances in Marriage

Join the Discussion

Please observe the following guidelines:

  • Try to be as positive as possible when you make a comment.
  • If there is name-calling, or profane language, it will be deleted.
  • The same goes with hurtful comments targeted at belittling others; we won't post them.
  • Recommendations for people to divorce will be edited out–that's a decision between them and God, not us.
  • If you have a criticism, please make it constructive.
  • Be mindful that this is an international ministry where cultural differences need to be considered.
  • Please honor the fact this is a Christ-centered web site.

We review all comments before posting them to reduce spam and offensive content.


3 responses to “Specific Ways God Instructs Christians Not To Make Money

  1. (ZIMBABWE)  Amen to that. This is even appllicable to business men who are not married. It has given me food for thought for the business that I waned to venture in with my husband. Thank you, keep blessed.

  2. (PHILIPPINES) Good day… this article I read today was actually what I read to my husband lately but I used the Bible instead so I dont have to explain the legitimacy to him…

    My husband and I have been in a financial crisis since the day we got married. He loves to decide things w/o actually waiting for my approval.

    Now because the company he works for is such a sly one… he is about to do something to make sure he gets his benefits even in a wrong manner, like producing a document that states he was able to purchase a car then files it so he can get his 35% discount from the company he works for (this is his benefit from the company, they will shoulder 35% of the actual cost of the car you are to purchase). I find it not to be right… I told him not to repay them evil even though they did evil on him. I said to just wait for the LORDS blessing instead. I know God will be giving him more than 35% if we obey Him 1st. But unfortunately my husband will not hear me out. Now I am quite bothered that I know that God may rebuke my husband… and I’m afraid that it will not only affect him but also our children….

    I’m a Christian and he’s a non-practicing Catholic …I hope someone can share if I shouldn’t be feeling this way… Thanks!!!

    1. Hello, good afternoon sister. God bless you. I am in a similar situation. All the things we have are through lies. I want my husband to understand so we start a new life. God please have mercy upon us and have hearts for anyone in any situation like this to refrain, through Christ, amen.