You may not realize it, but your attitude toward money says a lot about your spiritual growth. Many people consider the Bible to be a book pertaining to spirituality, but not to such mundane matters as personal management of money. In fact, the scriptures have a lot to say about the topic of wealth and possessions. As one begins to study this topic in the Bible, they are amazed to discover that the New Testament contains nearly ten times as many verses regarding money and finances as it does salvation and faith.
The New Testament actually contains:
215 verses pertaining to faith
218 verses pertaining to salvation
2084 verses dealing with the stewardship of and accountability for money and finance
16 of Jesus’ 38 parables deal with money.
The question comes to mind, “Why?” Was Jesus all about getting people to hand over their money? No, of course not! Jesus was after something much more valuable… He was after people’s hearts. Jesus simply found that many people considered their money their greatest treasure. It’s simply a matter of the heart. Matthew 6:21, “where your treasure is there shall your heart be also.”