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Live Better Accept Christ—Why I'm Against Labor Unions
Labor Unions are Communist
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Labor Unions Equal Communism

What's the difference between organized Communism and organized Labor Unions? Not much. They both tell people what to do. They both promote laziness. They both promise riches at the expense of others. They both promote greed and covetousness, as does Capitalism if done in the flesh.

Maybe at one time in America, Unions were a need, but today they are as corrupt as the companies they supposedly fight. Whether my wages are stolen from my unjust employer or an unjust union, does it really make a difference in my paycheck?

My dad has been unjustly laid off of so many jobs in his life. Employers are evil who don't treat their employees right. But does that mean that we put our faith in an equally evil organization like a union to put bread on our table?

Here is the height of greed that Unions promote. For those of you who don't live in Southern California, you may not remember the terrible fires that raged in the fall of 2003 burning up much of the forests of Southern California. It was a terrible time, as many homeowners and business owners lost their whole livelihood to the flames. There was ash and smoke blocking the sun for many weeks as the fires raged. It was difficult to even do errands, because it was so torturous to even breathe wherever you went to do errands. And yet, even in the midst of smoke and ask and the loss of so many people's loss, who was out picketing the grocery stores across Southern California? The Grocer's Union. That's right. About a week before the fires actually started, the Grocer's Union decided to strike. What they didn't count on was that they would be picketing in smoke and ash for about 4 weeks. The Union told them to picket and they had to picket. The irony of this scenario was that, as these Union members were vying for MORE wages and MORE benefits and MORE stuff, they were breathing in the remains of property owners who had lost everything.

I have no respect for Unions. If I'm going to be ripped off from my evil employer, then I want to do it on my own terms. If I am to get a raise at work, then I want it to happen because I earned it, not because I picketed for weeks (and did nothing to contribute to the world) and got my higher wages.

In all the years that my dad has been unemployed, God has never let us starve. He is absolutely faithful to feed his children when all other sources have failed. It's all a matter of where you put your faith. You can put your faith in Unions to put bread on your table, or you can put your faith in God to do so. I'd rather put my faith in God.
Bible Verses on Work, Money, Prosperity, Generosity, and Tithing


Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; who having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest. —Proverbs 6:6-8

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty. —Proverbs 21:5

A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. —Proverbs 22:3

Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms shall be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. —Proverbs 24:3-4

He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a broken down city without a wall. —Proverbs 25:28

A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, the naive proceed and pay the penalty. —Proverbs 27:12

Know well the face of your flocks; and pay attention to your herds. —Proverbs 27:23

The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. —Proverbs 27:26

For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish. —Luke 14:28-30

On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. —1 Corinthians 16:2

Scriptures for Business Owners

You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning. —Leviticus 19:13

You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. —Deuteronomy 25:13-15

“If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves when they filed a complaint against me, what then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?” —Job 31:13-14

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice. —Psalm 112:5

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. —Proverbs 10:4

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight. —Proverbs 11:1

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat. —Proverbs 13:4

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it. —Proverbs 13:11

Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. —Proverbs 16:8

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. —Proverbs 22:16

Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness and his upper rooms without justice, who uses his neighbor’s services without pay and does not give him his wages. —Jeremiah 22:13

Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me, says the LORD of hosts. —Malachi 3:5

He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. —Luke 16:10

And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. —Ephesians 6:9

Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven. —Colossians 4:1

For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” —1 Timothy 5:18

Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. —James 5:4

Contentment Scriptures

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. —Psalm 23:1

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. —Ecclesiastes 5:10

“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. —Matthew 6:31-33

Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.” —Luke 3:14

For I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances may be. I know now how to live when things are difficult and I know how to live when things are prosperous. In general and in particular I have learned the secret of eating well or going hungry of facing either plenty of poverty. I am ready for anything through the strength of the One who lives within me. —Philippians 4:11-13

And to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you… —1 Thessalonians 4:11

But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. —1 Timothy 6:6

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. —1 Timothy 6:7-10

Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. —Hebrews 13:5

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. —James 4:1-3

Debt Scriptures

If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution. —Exodus 22:14

For the Lord your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you. —Deuteronomy 15:6

The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. —Deuteronomy 28:12

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest.” —2 Kings 4:7

The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives. —Psalm 37:21

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave. —Proverbs 22:7

Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. —Proverbs 22:26-27

It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. —Ecclesiastes 5:5

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. —Romans 13:8

Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed. —Exodus 23:12

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who pursues worthless things lacks sense. —Proverbs 12:11

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it. —Proverbs 13:11

Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. —Proverbs 13:11

The naive believes everything, but the sensible man considers his steps. —Proverbs 14:15

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs. —Proverbs 19:2

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. —Proverbs 21:5

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it. —Proverbs 23:4

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty. A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished. —Proverbs 28:19-20

Giving Scriptures

Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. —Deuteronomy 15:10

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you. —Deuteronomy 16:17

Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the Lord with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly. —1 Chronicles 29:9

Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine. —Proverbs 3:9-10

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. —Proverbs 3:27

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered. —Proverbs 11:24-25

…the righteous gives and does not hold back. —Proverbs 21:26

He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor. —Proverbs 22:9

He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses. —Proverbs 28:27

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. —Malachi 3:10

But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. —Matthew 6:3-4

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.” —Mark 12:41-44

And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.” —Luke 3:11

Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. —Luke 6:30

Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return. —Luke 6:38

In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. —Acts 20:35

…Or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. —Romans 12:8

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. —2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; —2 Corinthians 9:10

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. —Galatians 6:7

And you yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you send a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. —Philippians 4:15-17

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? —James 2:15-16

Scriptures about Investing

Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. —Proverbs 15:22

Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house. —Proverbs 24:27

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished. —Proverbs 28:20

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it. —Proverbs 13:11

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs. —Proverbs 19:2

Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. —Ecclesiastes 11:2

“For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed. And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed. ‘Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest. Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’ For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. —Matthew 25:14-30

Lending Scriptures

If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest. —Exodus 22:25

Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain. —Leviticus 25:35-37

But you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks. —Deuteronomy 15:8

You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest. You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess. —Deuteronomy 23:19-20

When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. —Deuteronomy 24:10

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back, and tomorrow I will give it,” when you have it with you. —Proverbs 3:27-28

He does not put out his money at interest, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken. —Psalm 15:5

All day long he is gracious and lends, and his descendants are a blessing. —Psalm 37:26

It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; he will maintain his cause in judgment. —Psalm 112:5

He who increases his wealth by interest and usury gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor. —Proverbs 28:8

Now there was a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers. For there were those who said, “We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live.” There were others who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine.” Also there were those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our fields and our vineyards. Now our flesh is like the flesh of our brothers, our children like their children. Yet behold, we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters are forced into bondage already, and we are helpless because our fields and vineyards belong to others.” Then I was very angry when I had heard their outcry and these words. I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, You are exacting usury, each from his brother!” Therefore, I held a great assembly against them. I said to them, “We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?” Then they were silent and could not find a word to say. Again I said, “The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies? And likewise I, my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury. Please, give back to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive groves and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money and of the grain, the new wine and the oil that you are exacting from them.” Then they said, “We will give it back and will require nothing from them; we will do exactly as you say.” So I called the priests and took an oath from them that they would do according to this promise. I also shook out the front of my garment and said, “Thus may God shake out every man from his house and from his possessions who does not fulfill this promise; even thus may he be shaken out and emptied.” And all the assembly said, “Amen!” And they praised the LORD. Then the people did according to this promise. —Nehemiah 5: 1-13

Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. —Matthew 5:42

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. —Luke 6:35

Love of Money

Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property. And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. “Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” —Matthew 19:21-26

But the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. —Mark 4:19

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? —Mark 8:36

But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. —1 Timothy 6:9-11

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you. —James 5:1-6

Scriptures about Planning

Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers in charge of the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. “Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them guard it. “Let the food become as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine. —Genesis 41:34-36

Go to the ant, o sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest. —Proverbs 6:6-8

A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it! —Proverbs 13:16

Desire realized is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil. —Proverbs 13:19

Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. —Proverbs 15:22

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. —Proverbs 16:1

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but, the Lord directeth his steps. Proverb 16:9

Prepare plans by consultation, and make war by wise guidance. —Proverbs 20:18

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. —Proverbs 21:5

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, but the naive go on, and are punished for it. —Proverbs 22:3

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. —Proverbs 24:3-4

Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house. —Proverbs 24:27

A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, the naive proceed and pay the penalty. —Proverbs 27:12

Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds; —Proverbs 27:23

Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. —Ecclesiastes 11:2

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.” —Matthew 25:1-13

And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”‘ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” —Luke 12:16-21

For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish. ‘”—Luke 14:28-30

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. —1 Corinthians 16:1-2

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. —1 Timothy 6:7

Provision Scriptures

They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.” —Nehemiah 6:9

Then Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. For thus says the Lord God of Israel, ‘The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth.’” So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke through Elijah. —1 Kings 17:13-16

I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread. —Psalm 37:25

Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. —Matthew 6:31-32

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! —Matthew 7:11

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. —Luke 12:7

And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish. —John 21:6

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything; you may have an abundance for every good deed; —2 Corinthians 9:8

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:19

Bible verses about prospering

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him —Genesis 26:12

Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. —Genesis 39:3

…Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth. —Deuteronomy 8:18

You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings. —Deuteronomy 15:10

When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. —Deuteronomy 24:19

And you shall again obey the Lord, and observe all His commandments which I command you today. “Then the Lord your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, for the Lord will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers; if you obey the Lord your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul. —Deuteronomy 30:8-10

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. —Joshua 1:8

Only may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the Lord your God. Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed. —1 Chronicles 22:12

This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. —2 Chronicles 31:20

For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit. —Jeremiah 17:8

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. —Psalm 1: 1-3

Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; and let them say continually, “The Lord be magnified, who delights in the prosperity of His servant.” —Psalm 35:27

The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. —Proverbs 10:22

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” —Malachi 3:10

That your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. —Matthew 6:4

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life. —Matthew 19:29

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. —3 John 1:2

Receiving Scriptures

Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. —Ecclesiastes 5:19

John answered and said, ” A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. —John 3:27

“In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” —Acts 20:35

Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops. If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? —1 Corinthians 9:10-11

For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” —1 Timothy 5:18

Saving Scriptures

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. —Proverbs 21:5

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man swallows it up. —Proverbs 21:20

A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, the naive proceed and pay the penalty. —Proverbs 27:12

Four things are small on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: The ants are not a strong people, but they prepare their food in the summer; —Proverbs 30:24-25

On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. —1 Corinthians 16:2

Stewardship Scriptures

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. —Genesis 2:15

Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it. —Deuteronomy 10:14

Yours, o Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, o Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. —1 Chronicles 29:11

For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in the field is Mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is Mine, and all it contains. —Psalm 50:10-12

For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. “To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. “Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed. ‘And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed. ‘Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest. ‘Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’ For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. —Matthew 25:14-30

And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? “Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. “Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. —Luke 12:42-44

And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. —Luke 12:47-48

And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings. “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? —Luke 16:9-11

For if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. —Romans 14:8

Success Scriptures

The Lord your God will then make you successful in everything you do. He will give you many children and numerous livestock, and he will cause your fields to produce abundant harvests, for the Lord will again delight in being good to you as he was to your ancestors. —Deuteronomy 30:9

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. —Joshua 1:8

…”The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build…” —Nehemiah 2:20

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. —Psalm 1:1-3

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. —Psalm 37:4

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. —Proverbs 22:29

The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor and life. —Proverbs 22:4

If you consent and obey, you will eat the best of the land; —Isaiah 1:19

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other you cannot serve God and wealth. —Matthew 6:24

Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. —Matthew 23:12

…and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.” —Luke 9:48

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. —Ephesians 3:20

Scriptures about Surety (co-signing)

My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, have given a pledge for a stranger, if you have been snared with the words of your mouth, have been caught with the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor! —Proverbs 6:1-2

He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, but he who hates being a guarantor is secure. —Proverbs 11:15

A man lacking in sense pledges and becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor. —Proverbs 17:18

Do not be among those who give pledges, among those who become guarantors for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take your bed from under you? —Proverbs 22:26-27

Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; and for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge. —Proverbs 27:13

Scriptures about Taxes

They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s. —Matthew 22:21

Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. —Romans 13:7

Tithing Scriptures

And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand. He gave him a tenth of all. —Genesis 14:20

Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear, and I return to my father’s house in safety, then the Lord will be my God. “This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.” —Genesis 28:20-22

You shall bring the choice first fruits of your soil into the house of the Lord your God You are not to boil a young goat in the milk of its mother. —Exodus 23:19

You shall bring the very first of the first fruits of your soil into the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. —Exodus 34:26

Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord. —Leviticus 27:30

Moreover, you shall speak to the Levites and say to them, ‘When you take from the sons of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall present an offering from it to the Lord. —Numbers 18:26

You shall surely tithe all the produce from what you sow, which comes out of the field every year. You shall eat in the presence of the Lord your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. —Deuteronomy 14:22-23

At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town. —Deuteronomy 14:28

When you have finished paying all the tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. —Deuteronomy 26:12

As soon as the order spread, the sons of Israel provided in abundance the first fruits of grain, new wine, oil, honey and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of all. —2 Chronicles 31:5

The priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes, and the Levites shall bring up the tenth of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers of the storehouse. —Nehemiah 10:38

Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine. —Proverbs 3:9-10

The first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house. —Ezekiel 44:30

Enter Bethel and transgress; In Gilgal multiply transgression! Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days. —Amos 4:4

Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. “You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows?” —Malachi 3:8-10

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. —Matthew 23:23

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. —1 Corinthians 16:1-2

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually. Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils. —Hebrews 7:1-4

Scriptures about Waste

And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. —Luke 15:13

When they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost.” —John 6:12

Work Scriptures

Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. —Genesis 2:15

Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves. —Exodus 23:12

Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered. —2 Chronicles 31:21

So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. —Nehemiah 4:6

It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep. —Psalm 127:2

Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. —Proverbs 10:4

A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, and the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him. —Proverbs 12:14

The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced labor. —Proverbs 12:24

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat. —Proverbs 13:4

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it. —Proverbs 13:11

In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. —Proverbs 14:23

He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. —Proverbs 18:9

The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing. —Proverbs 20:4

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty. —Proverbs 21:5

The desire of the sluggard puts him to death, for his hands refuse to work; —Proverbs 21:25

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. —Proverbs 22:29

Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house. —Proverbs 24:27

I passed by the field of the sluggard and by the vineyard of the man lacking sense, and behold, it was completely overgrown with thistles; its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction. “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,” Then your poverty will come as a robber and your want like an armed man. —Proverbs 24:30-34

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty. —Proverbs 28:19

The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep. —Ecclesiastes 5:12

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going. —Ecclesiastes 9:10

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; not by way of eye service, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free. —Ephesians 6:5-8

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, —Colossians 3:23

For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. —1 Thessalonians 2:9

For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. —2 Thessalonians 3:10-11

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. —1 Timothy 5:8

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. —Hebrews 6:10

Scriptures about Worry

I, even I, am He who comforts you, who are you that you are afraid of man who dies and of the son of man who is made like grass. —Isaiah 51:12

For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to to his life? —Matthew 6:25

Do not worry then, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?”‘ or “What will we wear for clothing?” For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. —Matthew 6:31-33

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. —Matthew 6:34

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing? Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. —Luke 12:22-29

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6

So that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?” —Hebrews 13:6

Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. —1 Peter 5:7

Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil. —Psalms 41:1

He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf. —Proverbs 11:28

There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. —Proverbs 13:7

Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble. —Proverbs 15:16

Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty. —Proverbs 22:16

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich. —Proverbs 28:6

A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished. —Proverbs 28:20

A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn’t know that poverty waits for him. —Proverbs 28:22

A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. —Psalm 37:16

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. —Psalm 39:6

Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. —Psalm 49:16-17

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. —Psalm 62:10

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. —Proverbs 10:22

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. —Proverbs 11:28

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. —Proverbs 13:7

Labor not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. —Proverbs 23:4-5

Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. —Proverbs 28:6

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. —Jeremiah 29:11

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. —Proverbs 30:8-9

When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; (and start blaspheming God with your evil thoughts of pride)… —Deuteronomy 8:10-14

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; —1 Timothy 6:17

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living. —Mark 12:41-44

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. —Philippians 4:11

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. —Proverbs 10:22

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. —Luke 6:38

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. —2 Corinthians 9:6

I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. —Acts 20:35

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. —2 Corinthians 9:7-10

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:19

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. —Proverbs 19:17

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. —Galatians 6:7-8

Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. —Deuteronomy 15:10-11

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. —Hosea 10:12