HOW IS YOUR MONEY TALKIN’ ABOUT YOU?
Do you know what the Bible says about money and finances? It’s one thing to talk about money, but quite another to know what the Bible teaches about money. Every time we make a decision to spend or give away money, it is a reflection on how we view the financial resources that God has entrusted to us. Below is a simple quiz to help you calibrate your level of Biblical understanding of finances. After answering these seven questions, take a look at the answers and see how you did. I hope this will be a positive experience for you.
The Bible says money is the root of all evil. True or False
Tithing – giving 10% of your money to God – only applied to the people during the Old Testament times, before Jesus came. True or False
Teenagers generally have more disposable spending money than their parents. True or False.
Giving money to God is a part of the Christian walk? True or False.
How each of us spends our money is a reflection of our relationship with God. True or False
What is Christian stewardship?
Giving of one’s time to a church or God.
Giving of one’s talents and abilities to God
Giving of one’s money to a church or God
All of the above.
We should give to God or a church only if we have extra money. True or False?
1. Answer: False. 1 Timothy 6:9-10 says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil, but money itself is not evil. God created money.
2. Answer: False. Giving 10% is still considered the baseline or standard to give back to God as a part of the Christian life. Out of the 100% God gives us, to give back to him 10% is a small amount.
3. Answer: True. A lot of American families spend more than they make, thus they don’t have disposable funds. For those families that do not overspend, usually every penny is already designated.
4. Answer: True. By giving back to God a portion of our material wealth He has given us provides the opportunity to grow closer to Him and give Him the chance to show Himself to us in a new dimension. Luke 6:38 says give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
5. Answer: True. Matthew 25:14-30 tells the parable of the talents. This parable talks about a master giving three servants talents (money) and then went away. When he returned two servants had utilized their money well and received more in return. However, one servant squirreled away his money and had nothing to show for it when his master returned. This servant was called lazy by his master and the talent was taken away. Those who have will be given more, those who do not have much, even that will be taken.
6. Answer: D. Psalm 24:1 says that the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.
7. Answer: False 2 Chronicles 31:5 tells of the Israelites generously giving the first fruits of their labor, a 10th of everything. We should give to God first out of love and respect for what He has done for us. Do we give those we love our leftovers? Is God any different?