Most, if not all human beings strive to achieve success and wealth in all aspects of their lives. As such, we often turn to numerous books in search of inspiration. These books are often filled with useful information, such as setting goals, and engaging in self-improvement. Christians are no different; they often turn to the Bible in search for answers.
But the Bible offers much more than that. Today, it is important that we remember that wealth is fleeting, which is what the Good Book tries to emphasize. Here are some of the most significant verses about success and wealth.
But remember God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today- This verse teaches Christians that its only through faith that they can gain success and wealth.
Above everything else, we should always put God first as he holds the keys to all the treasures in the world. So, to achieve success, the Bible asks us to put all our faith in God.
Examine the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
-So, what does this mean? Well, this verse looks to encourage anyone who is feeling down on their luck.
As human beings, we are more valued than the birds that roam about in the sky. And if God can take care of them, then it falls to reason that He also has grand plans for us.
I ask that God grant you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, which will help you to understand him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened to know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
Building on the earlier verses, we are again told that the only way to achieve true wealth and excess is by opening our hearts to Christ. As Christians, we need to seek the spirit of wisdom, and only then will we achieve true understanding and success.
And Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give to the poor, for you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
This verse offers an interesting view on success and wealth. It argues that you shouldn’t solely value success and wealth.
Valuing earthly possessions above all of us means that we might miss out on everything else that the world has to offer. In this case, having too much wealth will work against you.
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cunning. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
This is another verse that warns us against seeking excessive wealth. While success in life is important, we should not spend all our time seeking it. Simply put, life is fleeting, and if you blink, you’ll miss it. And so, this verse tells us that we should not spend all our time and resources at work.