What are the Bible teachings on wealth creation and how can we apply them to today’s modern economic landscape?
In this post, we will be discussing:
- Biblical principles related to financial abundance and equipping readers with practical knowledge about earning more money.
- Using worldly wealth to grow in spiritual wealth
- Actual examples of Christians putting their God-given gift of skills and talents to provide business solutions thereby blessing not only their family but also the lives of many others in the business world.
By taking into account both ancient wisdom from the Bible as well as modern economic strategies, we can build bridges between our faith and everyday realities in order to achieve financial stability.
Through this guide, let us shape our relationship with money so it becomes an instrument of God’s blessing – a Godly gift rather than a source of stress.
What are the Bible teachings on wealth creation?
Several Bible verses talk about wealth and money and the importance of taking care of them.
Proverbs 13:11 states, “Wealth obtained with difficulty can be maintained with ease, but one who gathers too much too quickly will soon come to want.”
This suggests that we should not recklessly pursue more money, but rather use it wisely after it has been earned. We should not let money determine our decisions, but rather serve as a tool to enhance our lives and others’.
The Bible also encourages generosity and service to others through the act of giving.
Proverbs 11:25 says “A generous person will be enriched, and he who gives water will receive abundant blessings.”
This suggests that we can use our money to provide for the needs of others. We can use it to help others in need and bring blessing into the lives of those around us.
Another one of the Bible teachings on wealth creation is that all good comes from God, and so any abundance we receive should be seen as a gift from Him.
Matthew 6:33 states “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”
This suggests that if we focus our energies on God’s kingdom and its work, then abundance will come naturally.
The Bible encourages us to be wise with our finances and to plan for the future by practicing good stewardship with the talents and resources provided to us.
Proverbs 21:5 states “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”
This teaches that it is important to have a plan for our money in order.
Perhaps one of the most famous biblical teachings on wealth creation is the Parable of the Talents. In this parable, Jesus teaches a lesson about how to use our skills and abilities to best serve God.
He explains that each person is given different gifts and talents, and it is our responsibility to use these gifts wisely in order to glorify God.
In other words, creating wealth can be seen as part of the Christian mission if it is done with good stewardship, integrity and honor.
This teaching teaches that God expects us to use the resources He has given us to make a difference in the world. If we do this, He will bless us with even more resources.
What does God actually say about Christians being wealth creators?
You see, business, money, and profits are inherently good things!
They present amazing opportunities to extend the Kingdom, be good stewards, and be in God’s image by imitating His kindness, wisdom, and independence.
However, they do carry the greatest temptation to neglect the Lord God, our faith, and our families — and this is where the scripture we read above holds much truth.
It is a fundamental Christian teaching that everyone is called to take part in God’s kingdom.
That is everyone – not just spiritual workers but also secular people.
Therefore, everyone must use their God-given talents and resources to bring something to the world that will provide solutions, improve lives and help other people.
Christian entrepreneurs mainly differ from secular businesses because of their goal to combine entrepreneurship with biblical and theological perspectives.
Their goal is not only centered in wealth creation but also in wealth-sharing.
Christian businesses believe that they do business with the guidance of the Christian principles and the Holy Spirit.
Christianity and Wealth Creation: What Does the Bible Say About Entrepreneurship
The Bible speaks volumes about the importance of using one’s talents, gifts, and resources to make a difference in the world. It encourages Christians to be entrepreneurs and create wealth for others through their businesses.
This is not only a noble endeavor but also a way to further God’s kingdom on earth. In this article, we will explore three characteristics that differentiate and define a Christian’s approach to creating wealth through entrepreneurship.
1. Christian entrepreneurship turns God-given resources into PROFIT
Profit is probably the word that carries the most sinful connotations. It always has for me, at least. But here’s a different way to look at things:
If I’m able to turn a “profit” by multiplying the resources God gives me…
And if someone pays me for a product or service — that they can use to improve their own lives, business, or level of security too…
Is that not a symbol of good stewardship?
“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.” (Matthew 25:29)
An “abundance” of profits gives us the chance to give back so much more to others. For example, I’ve used my “profits” to…
- Fund my ministry work at Glorieta Adventure Camps this past summer
- Enroll my daughter in a good Christian college (which sadly is not the cheapest option out there
- Hire people from my church and ministry to help run my business — giving them a chance to provide more for their own families too!
2. Christian entrepreneurs create financial wealth to be used as a tool, not serve it like a master
I think a lot of us Christians share this sentiment that we need to be poor in order to be more righteous. But why? Is money really evil in itself?
Money lets us give back to the church. Help the needy. Keep our families safe and happy!
When it comes to money, I believe a lot of this boils down to how we feel once we have it.
Are you using it as a tool to achieve the goals you had when you first started the business?
Are you using it to spend more time serving and giving to those who need it more?
Or are you just wealth hoarding? Stare at the number in your bank account in awe… not wanting a single dollar to be taken away from you?
Like I mentioned before: money in itself is inherently good! It makes exchanges more fair, it serves as a tool to extend the kingdom, and it lets us be better stewards of God’s creation.
However, one cannot serve both God and money. And it’s up to you to choose which of the two guides your life every day.
“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)
3. A Christian BUSINESS serves others
Who does your business serve?
Unfortunately, the internet today is flooded with all sorts of “good business opportunities” that serve one person only: the business owner himself.
Very few are focused on building the kingdom and providing value to others.
Heck, I’ve even tried a few MLMs… and while everyone preached teamwork and togetherness, there’s no getting around the fact that you have to look at other people as dollar signs if you ever want to see results.
Yeah, not for me.
Does my business now provide for me and my family? Yes, of course it does! In fact, I’m glad it does, because…
“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).
But what’s important is that it wouldn’t be possible if I wasn’t providing a needed service that others were happy to pay me for. In fact, sometimes I don’t even get paid until the person on the other side gets exactly the results they wanted!
In situations like this, where my business thrives only if others are thriving too, I truly believe it’s a win-win for everyone — and I also believe that this is the reason God has been gracious enough to bless my business.
Creating Wealth Is Godly Work, Too
I just donated $19,785 to one of my favorite ministries 💰🙏
They put young women through a year long discipleship program, to help them recover from addiction and rebuild their lives.
Now what’s crazy is…
Just a few years ago $20,000 was nearly half my entire year’s salary.
In other words.. I never would’ve been in the position to do this.
Which is why I always say, money isn’t “evil” if you’re putting it to good use.
And if you’re not obsessing over it, letting it change who you are.
Now that I have a 7-figure business it’s actually the opposite!
I’m able to go out and do things like this regularly…
Making an impact on thousands of lives in ways I never could’ve imagined.
Now, if that’s the kind of lifestyle you’re wanting too…
Where after fulfilling your duties as a parent and a provider…
You have enough left over to comfortably donate 5.. maybe even 6 figures or more to worthy causes…
Sharing the wealth and giving generously to those whose lives might literally depend on your kindness…
Money Equals More Service, Giving and Kindness: How Christians Can Produce Wealth To Create a Positive Impact
To the Christians who know that more money = more service, more giving, and more kindness…
If you’re looking for more abundance in your life, I want to help.
My name’s Cory Long and after 17 years in full-time youth ministry…
My wife and I started searching for a new way to earn and serve.
– More freedom
– More resources
– More impact
And frankly, with the way things have been going…
More security and self-sufficiency was a big one for us too.
It took some time, and a few failures.
Not to mention I had to sift through a ton of shady “businesses”, get rich quick schemes, and outright scams.
But I stayed patient, and trusted…
Eventually He led me to exactly what I was looking for.
…an ethical biz that’s actually a blessing to others!
Where I earn by providing a valuable service to local business owners all over the country.
(Not by “recruiting” people, selling random products online, or who knows what other gimmicks.)
Now I’m free to work on my own schedule, on my own terms.
While also having the income required to impact thousands of lives!
Put simply, I’ve been blessed.
And now I want to share this with as many other Believers as possible.
Those who want the same resources – NOT for the big houses and luxury cars…
But because they know they could be blessing a lot of people.
And impacting a lot of lives.
Creating Wealth to Serve: Inspiring Examples of How Christians Are Using Their Money and Resources to Make a Difference
Each of the brave Christians you see below started out just like you.
They were skeptical.
Scared to put themselves out there.
Worried they didn’t “have what it takes”.
But eventually, after working up the courage…
Praying for it and understanding the Bible teachings on wealth creation…
They trusted His will, took action, and embraced the path put in front of them.
…how’s it going for them so far?
These are just a few of the screenshots I have on hand from this year.
And with the over 1,100 amazing people that make up our community…
…there are hundreds more I could show you!
So my question is…
Will you be the next one to join our family of impact-makers?
I dare you to trust you’re here reading this for a reason!
If you’re ready to create financial wealth while growing in spiritual wealth and using it to bless others, sign up for our free training.
Through this training, you’ll learn how to put your God-given gift and talents to work and make a difference in the world. You’ll grow in God’s image God’s image through more service, more giving, and more kindness.
Cory Long is the owner and CEO of Yroc Consulting, a local digital marketing company based in San Angelo, TX that specializes in online marketing, SEO, web design, and social media. He has worked full time in ministry for 17 years. Bought several products teaching how to make money online but never found success until he found this model. Five years later, he has a 7-figure Digital Storefront business and has taught hundreds of people how to do this successfully for themselves.