Do you believe that God is all about money and wealth? Most people don’t. For a Christian, this disbelief cuts to the very heart of the controversy of making a lot of money and enjoying the benefits of that money. For a variety of reasons, most religious people have an unspoken fear of having money or getting wealthy. I mentioned one big reason in my last blog post.

Non-religious people do not have any problem what-so-ever with money and making a lot of it. They seem to know that having an attitude of “I deserve the money I’ve made” is the bedrock belief that you must have in order to start out on the journey to make money. Without that strong belief that you deserve it, you’ll self-sabotage yourself in some way; whether it be procrastination or spending it away frivolously.

Every business book you may read about making money will either say it specifically, or imply it; you must believe that you deserve the money you make. It is that important. Period.

If you dig into the bible, you’ll see that God really is all about wealth and money, and he’s not afraid to display his wealth. You’ve probably heard that the streets of heaven are paved with gold, right? Yea, that’s right, the “streets.” The streets in my city are paved with dirty old asphalt that cracks and gets potholes in it, because we can’t afford gold.

If you believe God created our planet and the universe, why did he bury the gold and the diamonds? I speculate that they are so common to him that it is of little importance. We have city landfills to bury our garbage, right?

And consider the universe. Did you know that he scatters diamonds among the stars? Check this out… in 2004 astronomers found a star made from crystallized carbon (diamond) that is 4,000 km in diameter. That is incredible! Don’t believe me? Here’s the link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3492919.stm

By the way, if you’re about to head off to the international star registry to claim the diamond star, I’ve got first dibs…

Our own sun, according to the article, will also eventually collapse into a diamond star. How cool is that?

If God is not afraid of wealth, why are we? Aren’t we supposed to try to emulate him?

Oh — I get it… We’re only suppose to emulate the part about being nice and loving others. Right?

And that’s where most Christians stop. They fear that having money will make them appear greedy. It is one of the 7-deadly sins you know…

But here is the real deal. God does want us to be wealthy and to make money. In fact, he commands it. Read that again: HE COMMANDS IT!

The very first words that he spoke to man, as documented in the book of Genesis was for man to “be fruitful.” (Genesis 1:28). The VERY FIRST TWO WORDS he uttered into man’s ears!

You may think that the words “be fruitful” means to have a lot of babies. That’s wrong!

The part about having babies was the second command he gave. The exact phrase is “Be fruitful AND increase in number.” That tiny little word, “and” is important, because it means a new command is being added after the “be fruitful” portion. It is like when your dad said to you: “Get a job AND move out of my house.” It is two different things.

So it really comes down to what you believe the words “be fruitful” mean. By the way, the first definition of the word “fruitful” at dictionary.com is: “producing good results; beneficial; profitable.” I like that word “profitable.” Don’t you?

Make Money Tip #1: Believe deep down in your heart that God does want you to make money. In fact, he commands it!

My question for you today is: Can you believe that?

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  • http://www.KettleBellOlympia.com Dr. Wendy Schauer, D.C., R.K.C.

    Tim,

    Thank you for sharing this insightful information. I look forward to learning more through your blogs.

    Yours In Health!

    Dr. Wendy

  • http://www.directsellingadvice.com Mark

    I like to know the Hebrew word, in order to understand the context and original meaning. So I use a reference called Strong’s Reference which is a lexicon with Hebrew & Greek meanings…

    here is the reference for the hebrew word for multiply: rabah
    http://www.blueletterbible.org.....038;t=NASB

    Mark
    http://www.directsellingadvice.com

  • http://www.stopthesun.com/blog Trisha Chambers

    Interesting concept.

  • http://robertkaufer.com Robert Kaufer

    Tim,

    I am looking forward to your posts. It is not money that is evil it is with all things our intent. If we hoard it is for us, if we share then God will give us the ability to make more and more.

    I look forward to see how you incorporate intent to your posts and where you go with this entire concept. You have something here.

    Robert Kaufer
    Law and Health with Robert Kaufer

  • Peggy Larson

    Answer: I try to believe it every day! Alas, to not much success.

    Good to know “fruitful” doesn’t have to mean have a dozen children like I was told in childhood!! Yikes!

    I’ll be back to check for further insights! Thanks.

  • http://www.aprilbraswell.com Vegas Boomer Dating Expert

    Hi Tim,

    Indeed, while I “Believe” it, I know that part of me emotionally has been indoctrinated NOT to believe that. To be truthful, of course. I am so enjoying your blog post about wealth! Keep up the excellent blogging!

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell

    Dating Expert and Online Dating Coach

  • http://www.yourchanceforromance.com Sonya Lenzo

    That is a very powerful concept and one that I think a lot of Christians might have trouble accepting. I wonder why.? We are also told that He came that we might have life and have it Abundantly…doesnot really suggest poverty, does it?
    Sonya Lenzo
    http://www.yourchanceforromance.com

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  • http://www.scottbellconsultant Scott Sylvan Bell

    I must travel in different circles, these are concepts that my friends and I do not ever talk about. I am interested now how many people think that making money is evil. Keep posting and I will keep reading.

    http://www.scottbellconsultant

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  • http://www.stevechambers.com Steve Chambers

    Christians often do have a unhealthy relationship with money, which isn’t right nor biblical.

    Steve Chambers
    Body Language Specialist

  • http://www.EslLessonUsingSocialMedia.com Eileen O’Neill

    Very interesting post ANd very American.
    I think in Europe we just accept it.

    Eileen O’Neill
    Using Social Media in ESL/EFL/ESOL
    http://EslLessonUsingSocialMedia.com

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  • Austin

    Yes. And my Dad has been telling me lately “Make money! You’ll be out in the streets begging for money, selling pencils/etc if you don’t!” So here I am, reading and taking to heart the idea that the one Living God really does desire to give me whatever is necessary. I gotta do the good things, which is the productivity/fruitfulness.