I have been doing a series of studies on Philippians, and wanted to take a quick look at money and why it is not a good idea to think that becoming a Christian makes you rich. My observation would be that some people have a knack of accumulating wealth – others simply don’t. Also, there are not that many Christians who are particularly wealthy. Maybe I don’t know the right people!
If you wanted to understand the dangers behind the prosperity gospel – there are over 2000 scriptures dealing with money, but a lot of them are warnings rather than promises, then read this. I would make the comment that few preachers would probably identify themselves WITH the prosperity gospel – I think it is more of a problem in developing countries. I am always suspicious of preachers who talk more about money than about Jesus.
Out of interest I googled ‘get rich quick’ and was pleased to find this helpful post.
Finally (because of course you could spend all day researching a topic like this) I found a post looking at some scriptures on money, and you will find old favourites here . Who knows, perhaps you will find something new too. Like most topics, it’s a timely reminder that the Bible is the best source of wisdom for daily life. If you wanted to catch up with my studies on Philippians, they’re on our church podcast.