56 Scriptures About Frugal Living, Money, and Finances

by Tiffany
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Living frugally is something that is really important to our family.  We try so hard to never spend more than we earn, and we stick closely to our budget.

But what should we do with the money that we save?  What should we do with the money and other worldly goods that we possess?  Is there a relationship between coupons and integrity?

To help answer those questions, we want to share with you some of our favorite Bible verses about finances, frugality, and thrifty living.

       

Old Testament

Exodus 22:25

“If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.” (Usury = interest)

Deuteronomy 15:7

“If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:”

Psalms 37:16-17

“A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.”

Proverbs 3:9

“Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:”

Proverbs 10:4

“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” (slack = lazy)

Proverbs 11:24

“There is [he] that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is [he] that withholdeth more than is meet, but tendeth to poverty.” (scattereth = shares freely)

Proverbs 13:11

“Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.” (vanity = fraud)

Proverbs 13:22

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” (laid up for = given to, saved for)

Proverbs 14:23

“In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.” (penury = poverty)

Proverbs 19:1

“Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.”

Proverbs 21:20

“There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.”

Proverbs 22:7

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”

Ecclesiastes 5:5

“Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10

“He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.”

Ecclesiastes 5:19

“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.” (portion – trials/tribulations)

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.”

Haggai 2:8

“The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.”

Malachi 3:10

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

New Testament

Matthew 6:1-4

“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” (alms = give charity)

Matthew 6:24

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Mammon = money, worldly goods)

Matthew 19:21

“Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”

Mark 8:36

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Mark 12:41-44

“And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called [unto him] his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all [they] did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, [even] all her living.”

Luke 6:38

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Luke 12:33

“Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.”

Luke 14:28

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?”

Luke 16:10-11

“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?”

Acts 4:34

“Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,”

Acts 20:35

“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Romans 13:8

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”

1 Timothy 5:8

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

1 Timothy 6:10

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19

“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

James 1:17

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

Revelation 3:17

“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

Book of Mormon

2 Nephi 26:31

“But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish.”

Jacob 2:18

“But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God.”

Jacob 2:19

“And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.”

Alma 1:20

“They did impart the word of God, one with another, without money and without price.”

Alma 1:29-31

“And now, because of the steadiness of the church they began to be exceedingly rich, having abundance of all things whatsoever they stood in need—an abundance of flocks and herds, and fatlings of every kind, and also abundance of grain, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious things, and abundance of silk and fine-twined linen, and all manner of good homely cloth.  And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not send away any who were naked, or that were hungry, or that were athirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished; and they did not set their hearts upon riches; therefore they were liberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no respect to persons as to those who stood in need.  And thus they did prosper and become far more wealthy than those who did not belong to their church.”

Alma 5:53

“Will ye still persist in the wearing of costly apparel and setting your hearts upon the vain things of the world, upon your riches?”

Alma 7:6

“But behold, I trust that ye are not in a state of so much unbelief as were your brethren; I trust that ye are not lifted up in the pride of your hearts; yea, I trust that ye have not set your hearts upon riches and the vain things of the world;”

Alma 39:14

“Seek not after riches nor the vain things of this world; for behold, you cannot carry them with you.”

Helaman 7:21

“But behold, it is to get gain, to be praised of men, yea, and that ye might get gold and silver. And ye have set your hearts upon the riches and the vain things of this world, for the which ye do murder, and plunder, and steal, and bear false witness against your neighbor, and do all manner of iniquity.  And for this cause wo shall come unto you except ye shall repent.”

3 Nephi 13:1-4

“Verily, verily, I say that I would that ye should do alms unto the poor; but take heed that ye do not your alms before men to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father who is in heaven. Therefore, when ye shall do your alms do not sound a trumpet before you, as will hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.  But when thou doest alms let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth; That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.”

Doctrine & Covenants

D&C 42:32

“Every man shall be made accountable unto me, a steward over his own property”

D&C 48:4

“It must needs be necessary that ye save all the money that ye can”

D&C 51:3

“…appoint unto this people their portions, every man equal according to his family, according to his circumstances and his wants and needs.”

D&C 51:19

“And whoso is found a faithful, a just, and a wise steward shall enter into the joy of his Lord, and shall inherit eternal life.”

D&C 75:28

“And again, verily I say unto you, that every man who is obliged to provide for his own family, let him provide, and he shall in nowise lose his crown;”

D&C 82:17-28

“And you are to be equal, or in other words, you are to have equal claims on the properties, for the benefit of managing the concerns of your stewardships, every man according to his wants and his needs, inasmuch as his wants are just—And all this for the benefit of the church of the living God, that every man may improve upon his talent, that every man may gain other talents.”

D&C 84:89-91

“Whoso receiveth you receiveth me; and the same will feed you, and clothe you, and give you money.  And he who feeds you, or clothes you, or gives you money, shall in nowise lose his reward.  And he that doeth not these things is not my disciple; by this you may know my disciples.”

D&C 136:27

“Thou shalt be diligent in preserving what thou hast, that thou mayest be a wise steward; for it is the free gift of the Lord thy God, and thou art his steward.”

Pearl of Great Price

Moses 7:18

“And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of oneheart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.”

JS-M 1:49-50

“Who, then, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?  Blessed is that servant whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing; and verily I say unto you, he shall make him ruler over all his goods.”

An earlier version of this post written by Tiffany was originally published on The Crazy Shopping Cart

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