New Testament and Money
Many people consider the Bible to be a book pertaining to spirituality but not to such mundane matters as personal management of money. They would be shocked to discover that the New Testament contains nearly ten times as many verses regarding money and finances as it does regarding salvation and faith.
“Why?” Was Jesus a money-grubber? Did He come to earth to collect money to support His ministry? No, of course not! Jesus is not after peoples’ money. He was after hearts. He told us:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matthew 6 v 20-21 KJV
How we relate to money is indicative of the condition of our hearts.
Craig Hill “Living on the Third River” pp 5-6