As Christians, we acknowledge that money management is not just a financial issue, but a spiritual one as well. We should strive to honor the Lord with what He has entrusted to us by obeying His commands for how we should steward our finances. The Bible has much to say about money and how we should handle it. Here are 4 Principles from Scripture for money management from a Biblical worldview that will help you honor God with your finances.


Money Management from a Biblical Worldview: 4 Principles


  1. Everything belongs to God.

Psalm 24:1 states, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” This means that we are merely stewards of God’s resources, and we must manage them wisely. We should view our finances as something we are only managing, and use them in a way that honors Him. When we view our finances as belonging to God, not us, the burdens and anxieties of ownership are no longer on our shoulders. We are free to live in obedience to God’s commands and trust in Him to provide for our needs.

  1. Generous giving pleases God.

In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, Paul says, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Giving is an act of worship and a way to honor God. Generous giving is also a way to demonstrate our trust in Him to provide for our needs.

  1. Saving demonstrates wisdom.

Proverbs 21:20 says, “Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.” It is essential to save to protect our families from surprise expenses or future emergencies so we don’t go into debt when trouble comes. Saving is a way to demonstrate wisdom as we plan for the future.

  1. Debt hinders generosity.

Proverbs 22:7 says, “The borrower is slave to the lender.” Debt puts us in a position of servitude, and it can hinder our ability to be generous unto the Lord’s work. It is important to live within our means and avoid borrowing, so that we can increase in generosity to our local churches and other ministries.


How we manage our finances is crucial as we honor God with our lives, and it is essential to steward them from a Biblical worldview. By viewing our finances as a stewardship responsibility, giving generously, saving for the future, and avoiding debt, we can honor God with our resources and be wise stewards of what He has given us.