Christian Business Owners and Pricing- Is Money Evil?

Should Chrisitan business owners charge or is pricing greedy? Most Christians or Christ Followers always look at me like I am greedy when I say “you need to charge or increase prices.” Apparently, to place a price on a product or service is deemed greedy or evil. Unfortunately, most Christians misapply this Bible verse “The love of money is the root of evil.” and “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”- Both scriptures are true but how we apply the scriptures has been in error over the years or deception by our accuser.

Misapplied scriptures have created a major and I do mean major money block or poverty mindset. Christian’s fail to see opportunities for which God is calling them to earn income. Yet they are angry at those who have the money or continue to earn money.

Jesus speaks a very common parable in the Bible about talents (thousand of dollars back in the day) Luke 16. He speaks about the use of money and the responsibility associated with managing the money. He speaks of us receiving that which is more important than money which is the riches from God.

In this parable, one of the servants fails to invest or earn interest on the talent (equals thousands of dollars in money) that his evil master gave to him. He buried the talent until his master returned (hoarding or fear).

Luke 16: 10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little (money) can also be trusted with much (eternal life and riches) and who is dishonest with very little (money) will also be dishonest with much (eternal life or riches).”

In the past, I thought the meaning of this scripture meant if I could be trusted with little money then I could be trusted with much money and God would allow me to earn more money. I learned on a quiet week with God that that is not the case at all. Money in this scripture is actually considered of little importance and it is called “little” or “least” in the KJV.  Therefore if I still worship God and not money I can be successful with money and trusted with the more important.

“Money is what Satan uses to try and mimic the blessings of God.”-Creflo Dollar. Pastor Creflo Dollar calls it a “False Anointing.” A sermon I heard over the week. Very powerful and it made me dig deeper. Many times people will compromise values in order to earn money and often think we are on the right track with God but it’s actually Satan giving you a false anointing. We see this false promise from Satan in Matthew 4: 1-11 NIV.  God does give good gifts if you are following his commandments even in business.

8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[d] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”[e]

Goes back to man can not serve tw0 Gods, both God, and Mammon (an idol or false God) Luke 16:13 NIV. Most translations translate Mammon as money but that is what the false god (Satan) uses to deceive us.

Money is simply a resource. God does not need money to grow His Kingdom but he supplies it to us for our earthly economy.  We trade goods and services for payment. Sometimes we barter but mostly we trade for money (payment). Money is simply a resource for payment outside of bartering. Money is not good or evil but it depends on the heart, mindset, and spirit of the person with the money.

Next week I will cover scriptures about selling and profit in the Bible.

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Y. Michelle Coard, President, and Profit Strategist.


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