As Christians, we believe that God is the provider of all things.
He is the source of our strength, our hope, and our every need.
However, financial struggles are inevitable in this life, and it can be challenging to know how to handle our finances in a way that honors God.
Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about paying our bills and managing our money in a way that aligns with God’s will.
God wants us to be good stewards of our finances
In Luke 16:10-11, Jesus says, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” It’s clear that God wants us to be responsible with our money, no matter how little or much we have. This means paying our bills on time, being mindful of our spending, and budgeting wisely.
Prioritize your bills according to God’s priorities
The Bible is clear that loving God and loving people are the two most important commandments (Matthew 22:37-39).
When it comes to paying our bills, we should prioritize them according to these priorities.
This means making sure we tithe to our church and give to those in need before paying for other expenses.
It can be challenging to make this a habit, but it’s essential to follow God’s priorities.
Trust in God’s provision
Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
As Christians, we can trust that God will provide for our needs, even when we face financial struggles.
This doesn’t mean we should be irresponsible with our money, but it does mean that we can have confidence in God’s provision and trust that He will take care of us.
Seek God’s guidance in financial decisions
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
When we face financial decisions, whether it’s a job opportunity or a budget-related issue, we should seek God’s guidance and wisdom.
This means praying for direction, seeking counsel from trusted Christians and leaders, and making decisions that align with God’s will.
Don’t let money control your heart
Finally, it’s essential to remember that money is not the most important thing in life.
In 1 Timothy 6:10, Paul warns, “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.”
We should never allow money to become an idol or control our hearts. Instead, we should strive to honor God in all aspects of our lives, including our finances.