Scripture on Budgeting


Proverbs 21:5
"The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty."


Luke 14:28-30
"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he may have enough to finish it; lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish."


1 Corinthians 16:2
"On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come."


Scripture on Contentment


Ecclesiastes 5:10
"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless."


Matthew 6:31-33
“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."


1 Timothy 6:7-10
"For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 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."


Scriptures on Debt


Exodus 22:14
"If a man borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution."


Deuteronomy 15:6
"For the Lord your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you."


Deuteronomy 28:12
"The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow."


Romans 13:8
"Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law."



Scripture on Giving


Deuteronomy 15:10
"Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to."


Deuteronomy 16:17
"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you."


Proverbs 21:26

"He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don’t hold back."


Malachi 3:10
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows."


Acts 20:35

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."


1 Corinthians 16:1-2
"Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come."


2 Corinthians 9:6-8
"Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."


1 Peter 4:10

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."


Scripture about Planning


Proverbs 13:16
"A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it!"


Proverbs 15:22
"Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed."


Proverbs 20:18
"Prepare plans by consultation, and make war by wise guidance."


Proverbs 21:5
"The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty."


Proverbs 22:3
"The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, but the naive go on, and are punished for it."


Proverbs 24:3-4
"By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."


Proverbs 24:27
"Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house."


Proverbs 27:23

"Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds."


Ecclesiastes 11:2
"Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth."


Luke 14:28-30
"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish. ‘”


Acts 5:38-39

"Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”



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