Money in the Bible and the Prosperity Gospel

Within the Holy Bible there are many scriptures in regards to money. Given the world we live in, it's easy to fall prey to what has become known as the 'prosperity gospel'. The fact is, we all need money to survive, and there isn't anything wrong with money. However, when we become obsessed with money, and/or have the love of money, it then becomes a hindrance to everything else in our lives.

The Bible makes it clear that we will have needs, but trusting in riches from money and possessions is not what the Bible is referring to when it speaks of riches. Scriptures are often twisted, and in regards to money and prosperity, those scriptures that were twisted become an illusion, which clouds the truth.

In my opinion, God does not wish for anyone to suffer from lack, and He does want people to live a prosperous life, but prosperity comes in other means - not always relating to money. God primarily wants everyone to be a good steward of the money they have to work with, so stewardship is important, and it is taught in the Bible.

This video has some good points in regards to the prosperity gospel, and in that we are in a new year I hope each of us learns to focus on true riches for the year -aside from those gained by wealth.

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