I just finished reading a book entitled God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School by Gregory Baumer and John Cortines. It's a great read full of Scriptural truth.
One of the things that stood out to me about this book was the work of Howard Dayton. In 1973, Howard, a successful businessman began doing a study on the Bible and categorized all of the Scriptures that talk about money and possessions into a single topical index. The result is a culmination of 2,350 Scriptures that talk about money and our use of it.
Howard Dayton said, "That study radically and permanently changed me from worshipping money to serving Christ." Since then, Howard has helped reach over 50 million people with the Biblical truth of how we manage God's resources.
Think about it this way: There are 500 verses pertaining to the topics of faith and prayer and yet 2,350 verses that deal with the subject of money. Why is that? Because God knows that our attitude toward money is an indication of where our heart is with God. We will either follow after gold or God and we cannot serve two masters. We will either turn to our wallet or our our worship when we look to the source of our security. But we have to remember: Money is to be a resource, but it is not to be My Source.
For a list of Howard Dayton's Scripture index on the subject of money, click here.