The spiritual purpose of money

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share (1 Timothy 6:17–18 ESV)

What does God want you to do with the money He gives you? In our world today, riches or material possessions can be equated to money or at least view a monetary value. 

The Church’s current teaching about money is heavily weighted towards giving. If you hear a preacher talk about finances, 99% of the time it will be about giving. The impression the believers are left with is that giving is everything. Well, that is not true. I will leave this for another day. In summary, money has different purposes in your life. 2 Cor. 9:10 summarizes the purposes of money in a unique way by referring to it as “seed to sow” and “bread for food”. Money or material possessions as bread refers to money to meet your needs and those under your responsibility. This is the “natural” purpose of money.

Money as seed refers to the spiritual purpose mentioned above. Money is a natural thing that enables you to increase in good works(heavenly money) by meeting needs around you, not just giving to ministries but also to meet the needs of people around you.


I want to ensure you catch the meaning of what I have called “natural” and “spiritual” purposes of money above. Are you committing a sin if you enjoy what God has given you? Please read 1 Timothy 6:17-18 again above to answer this question.


Money is a tool in your hands to impact lives and build up your heavenly account through good works. I have written before on what seed sowing means in the scriptures. It is not LIMITED to giving to Churches or ministries. It also includes the person by you in Church or in your neighborhood who is in need. 


Ask the Spirit to help you know how to sow the seed and enjoy the bread He gives you.  

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