Church Notes: Proverbs about Money

These are my notes in preparation for our 1/30/2011 church meeting.

Leader: Russ Farmer


Our topic will be Money and the way it affects our daily lives. We will examine scriptures to hopefully redefine the purpose of money and the negative effects it has over us. If you already have a favorite passage that deals with this topic, please come prepared to share. I will have some ready to pass out as well. Let’s start with Luke 16:1-15 to get started in the right direction.


I’m going to focus on money passages from Proverbs.

  1. Prov. 3:9-10 (NIV) – Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
  2. Prov. 10:15 (NIV) – The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
  3. Prov. 11:4 (NIV) – Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
  4. Prov. 11:28 (NIV) – Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
  5. Prov. 13:8 (NKJV) – The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, but the poor does not hear rebuke.
  6. Prov. 14:20 (NKJV) – The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
  7. Prov. 15:16 (NKJV) – Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure with trouble.
  8. Prov. 17:16 (NIV) – Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
  9. Prov. 18:11 (NASB) – A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own imagination.
  10. Prov. 18:23 (NIV) – The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
  11. Prov. 19:4 (AMP) – Wealth makes many friends, but the poor man is avoided by his neighbor.
  12. Prov. 19:6 (NASB) – Many will seek the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
  13. Prov. 19:7 (NKJV) – All the brothers of the poor hate him; How much more do his friends go far from him! He may pursue them with words, yet they abandon him.
  14. Prov. 22:2 (NKJV) – The rich and the poor have this in common, the LORD is the maker of them all.
  15. Prov. 22:7 (NIV) – The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
  16. Prov. 23:4-5 (NKJV) – Do not overwork to be rich; because of your own understanding, cease! Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle toward heaven.
  17. Prov. 27:7 (NIV) – One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
  18. Prov. 28:6 (NIV) – Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.
  19. Prov. 28:8 (NIV) – Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
  20. Prov. 28:11 (NASB) – The rich man is wise in his own eyes, but the poor who has understanding sees through him.
  21. Prov. 28:20-22 (NKJV) – A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. To show partiality is not good, because for a piece of bread a man will transgress. A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not consider that poverty will come upon him.






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