Foundational Scriptures

Matthew 6: 19-33
Do not store up treasures on earth…But store up treasures in heaven… For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
No one can serve two masters… You cannot serve God and mammon

Deut 8: 11-18
Be careful not to forget the Lord…lest when you have eaten your fill, and have built fine houses, and have increased your gold and silver, you become haughty of heart and unmindful of the Lord…
You might say to yourself, “It is my own power and strength that has obtained for me this wealth.”  Remember, it is the Lord, your God who gives you the power to acquire wealth…

1 Peter 4: 10
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

Malachi 3: 8-10
Will anyone rob God? Yet you are robbing me! But you say, “How are we robbing you?” In your tithes and offerings…Bring the full tithe into the storehouse…put me to the test…see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.

1 Timothy 6: 7-10, 18-19
…for we brought nothing into this world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains…They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.

1 Chron 29:11-14
Yours, LORD, are greatness and might, majesty, victory, and splendor. For all in heaven and on earth is yours; yours, LORD, is kingship; you are exalted as head over all. Riches and glory are from you, and you have dominion over all. In your hand are power and might; it is yours to give greatness and strength to all. Therefore, our God, we give you thanks and we praise the majesty of your name. “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should have the means to contribute so freely? For everything is from you, and what we give is what we have from you.