Day 8

Five Proverbs about Money

from the Proverbs reading plan

Read the Word

Proverbs 3:9-10 | Proverbs 6:1-5 | Proverbs 13:11 | Proverbs 15:16 | Proverbs 23:4-5


Since the book of Proverbs was written, a few things about money have changed. We have credit cards and crypto currency – we can even pay for things with our phone or watch. But a lot of things are the same. People still want to be rich. People still spend more than they have and go into debt. People still struggle with their priorities. 

Proverbs has some very practical wisdom about money. And even though these words were penned thousands of years ago, they still ring true. Put God first. Debt is a trap. There’s no good way to get rich quickly. Wealth can be fleeting, so be sure your priorities are straight. 

The advice is simple and nothing we haven’t heard before. We know how to be wise with our money, but it’s much harder to follow these principles day in and day out. Fortunately, we have a God who can fill in the gap between our desire to be wise with money and our behavior with money, giving us the strength to make the wise choice – even when it’s a struggle.


If you could write your own proverb about money, what would it say?

When it comes to being wise with your money, what wise choices have you made? What do you struggle with the most? 

If you’ve made recent unwise choices with your money, spend time asking God to help you make wiser choices. If you’re brave enough, tell a friend about it and ask them to help hold you accountable.