“When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected of wealth comes to nothing.”

Proverbs 11:7

The Bible as a whole, and Proverbs in particular, has a lot to say about money. Therefore, it is impossible to sum up the entire Bible’s teaching on the subject in one page. But one theme is very clear. While wealth has many advantages, it cannot provide you with eternal security.

It is difficult not to feel our sense of security rise and fall with the numbers in our bank accounts. Market corrections may cause us to wonder if we’ll have enough in the years to come. Pay raises or bonuses can embolden us to face anything that may come our way. And yet such swings in our economic situation ought to be proof enough that money is not something on which we can build our eternal security.

We need something more certain, something of permanent significance. If we are going to have confidence on the day our life ends, we need Jesus. Praise be to God that He has provided us with His Son! The death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ provide us with all we need to find eternal security—and that is a wealth to us beyond measure.




Scripture Focus

Romans 8:31-39

Insight

Regardless of your financial situation today, give God thanks that you don’t have to depend upon it for what really matters!

Bible In A Year

  • Jeremiah 27-28
  • Psalm 117
  • 1 Corinthians 8-9