Overall, Christians are givers who believe in using their money and other things to help those who are in need.

But do you know that in the Bible, you can find 12 key things God wants you to do with money?

One of the things that is very clear throughout the scriptures is this: God wants you to help your fellow Christians and others in their times of trouble, just as He helps you in your time of trouble.

The objective of this post is to provide you with many of the Bible money verses about what God wants you to do with money. Bear in mind that there are lot more Biblical principles about money than we have listed in this post.

We hope this list gives you solid information on what God wants you to do with money. So let’s get started.

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1. To Enjoy and Care for Your Family

1 Timothy 6:17 Good News Bible (GNB).

“Command those who are rich in the things of this life not to be proud, but to place their hope, not in such an uncertain thing as riches, but in God, who generously gives us everything for our enjoyment.”

1 Timothy 5:8 (GNB).

“But if anyone does not take care of his relatives, especially the members of his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

2. To Do Good Deeds

2 Corinthians 9:8 (GNB)

“And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.”

1 Timothy 6:18 (GNB).

“Command them (the rich) to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share with others.”
Note: Words in brackets added for emphasis.

3. To Be Generous

2 Corinthians 9:9 (GNB).

“As the scripture says, ‘He (the generous person) gives generously to the needy; his kindness lasts forever.’ “
Note: Words in brackets added for emphasis.

Psalms 112:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

“It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice.”

2 Corinthians 9:11 (GNB).

“He (God) will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us.”
Note: Word in brackets added for emphasis.

4. To be Ready to Share

Hebrews 13:16 International Children’s Bible (ICB).

“Do not forget to do good to others. And share with them what you have. These are the sacrifices that please God.”

Proverbs 22:9 (GNB).

“Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it.”

5. To Help Other Christians

Acts 2:44-45 (GNB).

“All the believers continued together in close fellowship and shared their belongings with one another. They would sell their property and possessions, and distribute the money among all, according to what each one needed.”

Acts 4:32 (GNB).

“The group of believers was one in mind and heart. No one said that any of his belongings was his own, but they all shared with one another everything they had.”

Galatians 6:2 (GNB).

“Help carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.”

1 John 3:17-18 (GNB).

“If a rich person sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against his brother, how can he claim that he loves God? My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.”

6. To Share With Those Who Teach You What God Says

Galatians 6:6 (GNB).

“The man who is being taught the Christian message should share all the good things he has with his teacher.”

1 Corinthians 9:14 (GNB).

“In the same way, the Lord has ordered that those who preach the gospel should get their living from it.”

7. To Help the Poor Including Widows and Orphans

Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (ICB).

“There might be a poor man among you. He might be in one of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you. Do not be selfish or greedy toward your poor brother.
But give freely to him. Freely lend him whatever he needs.”

Deuteronomy 15:10-11 (ICB).

“Give freely to the poor person. Do not wish that you didn’t have to give. The Lord your God will bless your work and everything you touch.
There will always be poor people in the land. So I command you to give freely to your brothers. Give freely to the poor and needy in your land.”

Proverbs 14:21 (GNB).

“If you want to be happy, be kind to the poor; it is a sin to despise anyone.”

Proverbs 19:17 (GNB).

“When you give to the poor, it is like lending to the Lord, and the Lord will pay you back.”

Proverbs 28:27 (GNB).

“Give to the poor and you will never be in need. If you close your eyes to the poor, many people will curse you.”

Romans 15:26 (ICB).

“The believers in Macedonia and Southern Greece were happy to give their money to help the poor among God’s people at Jerusalem.”

8. To Plan, Save, Manage and Budget

Proverbs 21:5 (GNB).

“Plan carefully and you will have plenty; if you act too quickly, you will never have enough.”

Luke 14:28-30 (GNB).

“If one of you is planning to build a tower, he sits down first and figures out what it will cost, to see if he has enough money to finish the job.
If he doesn’t, he will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will make fun of him.
‘This man began to build but can’t finish the job!’ they will say.”

Luke 16:10-11 (ICB).

“Whoever can be trusted with small things can also be trusted with large things. Whoever is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in large things too.
If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, then you will not be trusted with the true riches.”

9. To Invest for a Profit

Ecclesiastes 11:2 (GNB).

“Put your investments in several places — many places even — because you never know what kind of bad luck you are going to have in this world.”

Matthew 25:14-29 (ICB).

14. “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was going to another place for a visit. Before he left, he talked with his servants. The man told them to take care of his things while he was gone.

15. He decided how much each servant would be able to care for. He gave one servant five bags of money. He gave another servant two bags of money. And he gave a third servant one bag of money. Then the man left.

16. The servant who got five bags went quickly to invest the money. The five bags of money earned five more.

17. It was the same with the servant who had two bags of money. He invested the money and earned two more.

18. But the servant who got one bag of money went out and dug a hole in the ground. Then he hid his master’s money in the hole.

19. After a long time the master came home. He asked the servants what they did with his money.

20. The servant who got five bags of money brought five more bags to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, you trusted me to care for five bags of money. So I used your five bags to earn five more.’

21. The master answered, ‘You did well. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with small things. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’

22. Then the servant who got two bags of money came to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of money to care for. So I used your two bags to earn two more.’

23. The master answered, ‘You did well. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with small things. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’

24. Then the servant who got one bag of money came to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, I knew that you were a hard man. You harvest things you did not plant. You gather crops where you did not sow any seed.

25. So I was afraid. I went and hid your money in the ground. Here is the bag of money you gave me.’

26. The master answered, ‘You are a bad and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest things I did not plant, and that I gather crops where I did not sow any seed?

27. So you should have put my money in the bank. Then, when I came home, I would get my money back with interest.’

28. So the master told his other servants, ‘Take the bag of money from that servant and give it to the servant who has ten bags of money.

29. Everyone who uses what he has will get more. He will have much more than he needs. But the one who does not use what he has will have everything taken away from him.’

10. To Pay Your Taxes

Matthew 22:17-21 (GNB).

17. ” ‘Tell us, then, what do you think? Is it against our Law to pay taxes to the Roman Emperor, or not?’

18. Jesus, however, was aware of their evil plan, and so he said, ‘You hypocrites! Why are you trying to trap me?

19. Show me the coin for paying the tax!’ They brought him the coin,

20. and he asked them, ‘Whose face and name are these?’

21. ‘The Emperor’s,’ they answered. So Jesus said to them, ‘Well, then, pay to the Emperor what belongs to the Emperor, and pay to God what belongs to God.’ “

Romans 13:7 (GNB).

“Pay, then, what you owe them; pay them your personal and property taxes, and show respect and honor for them all.”

11. To Leave an Inheritance for Your Children and Grandchildren

Proverbs 13:22 (GNB).

“A good man will have wealth to leave to his grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners will go to righteous men.”

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14 (GNB).

“Here is a terrible thing that I have seen in this world: people save up their money for a time when they may need it, and then lose it all in some bad deal and end up with nothing left to pass on to their children.”

12. To Lend to Others

Matthew 5:42 (GNB).

“When someone asks you for something, give it to him; when someone wants to borrow something, lend it to him.”

Luke 6:34-35 (GNB).

“And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount!
No! Love your enemies and do good to them; lend and expect nothing back. You will then have a great reward, and you will be sons of the Most High God. For he is good to the ungrateful and the wicked.”


Our Lord Jesus gave us these instructions:

  • Feed the hungry
  • Provide water for the thirsty
  • Care for the homeless
  • Provide clothing for the naked
  • Care for the sick
  • Help those in prison

He said that whenever we do these things for one of the least important of His brothers and sisters, it is the same as doing it for Him.

He also said that we will be rewarded with an inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven, which God has prepared for us since the beginning of time.

Christians, you can plainly see that God wants you to use your money to help those who are in need.

Among this list of 12 key things God wants you to do with money, helping people who are in need is a vital key to making God happy.

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