The Bible directly mentions money over 800 times and makes over 2,000 financial references, say authors at Forbes. In addition to providing historical context, the Bible provides financial guidance. Throughout the Bible, readers find mention of money in several contexts, including saving and investing.
The Bible offers some valuable information for financial matters. However, its primary message is that God, not humans, claims ownership to everything on Earth, according to Forbes. In addition to proclaiming God the owner of all material assets, the Bible recommends avoiding debt, if possible, and storing money for future use through investing. Additionally, the Bible ascribes a philanthropic value to currency. It suggests those who make money should give some of their earnings to people less fortunate than themselves.