The Bible is packed full of Scriptures that are related in some way to financial topics. The Scriptures relate to personal stewardship, issues of debt and credit, saving and investing, how to treat the poor and less fortunate, honesty and truthfulness, laziness and diligence, contentment and the cost of self-indulgence, business and entrepreneurism, tithing and the giving of offerings, as well as wealth and abundance. So many areas of our financial life are written about in Scripture. The Scriptures in the Bible that relate to issues of finance and stewardship offer to each of us help in many areas of our personal and professional life. With them we can learn and understand that:
Money management is very closely related to the biblical idea of stewardship. We must become wise when it comes to borrowing and credit issues.We can live according to God's Word, and enjoy the blessings that flow out of this obedience. We must find out what God's purpose is for our life and for our finances. By living these principles they will not only affect our checkbooks, but also our priorities, our personal goals, our vision, and our lifestyle. It is important to learn what God has to say about money management. When we are successful in God's economy, we benefit both now and for eternity. Those who build their lives upon the truths of God's Word discover a foundation that brings peace, wisdom, and success.
Rich Brott is the author of several books on personal finance and business management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics and a Master of Business Administration. He has served in executive positions for several large businesses. He has functioned on the board of directors for churches, businesses, and charities and served on an advisory board for a college. Rich has been a vice-president of a national bank, division general manager of a group of newspapers, as well as a pastor and speaker. Rich is currently the director of City Christian Publishing, a local church based publishing company. He and his wife Karen, have been married for 35 years. Rich Brott resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, three children, son-in-law and granddaughter.