What does the Scripture have to say about money? A lot actually. There are over 2,000 verses about money, possessions, and stewardship in the Bible.
While the Bible clearly tells us that we are not to put our hope in money, it also reveals that we are not to be foolish with our finances either. We are to be wise with the money God has provided us.
In the book of Proverbs, there are many verses related to saving and preparing for the future. Here are seven proverbs which help us see that preparing for future expenses and emergencies is a wise money move to make.
1. Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest. – Proverbs 6:6-8
2. Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches. The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful. – Proverbs 10:4-5
3. One person pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but has abundant wealth. – Proverbs 13:7
4. The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor. – Proverbs 21:5
5. Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person, but a fool consumes them. – Proverbs 21:20
6. A sensible person sees danger and takes cover; the inexperienced keep going and are punished. – Proverbs 27:12
7. Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: ants are not a strong people, yet they store up their food in the summer. – Proverbs 30:24-25
Let’s give generously.
Let’s save wisely.
And let’s live appropriately.