Mark 12:15, Bring me a denarius. Yeshua was totally disinterested with, unaffected by and uninvolved with money. In fact, when people donated money to his ministry, it there is no record that it even touch his hands. Someone else carried his money for him or handled his financial affairs (John 12:6; 13:9).
When Yeshua needed some money, even for illustration purposes, he wasn’t able just to whip a coin out of his pocket, but he had to find one elsewhere. In this case, he asked someone in the crowd for a coin. When he needed to pay the temple tax, he found a coin in a fish’s mouth (Matt 17:24–27).
Yeshua’s approach to money is rare among Bible-preaching ministers today. The lesson here is that those in the ministry should care nothing about money, nor should they be involved in ministry money matters. Others should handle the financial affairs of the ministry. A man (or woman) of Elohim should only be concerned about preaching the gospel.
agree, but what about most of us who are not in the ministry.. who’s example do we follow?
Just don’t be a lover of money. Seek first the kingdom of Elohim and his righteousness and the money will take care of itself. When the money comes in, follow the biblical principles for how to manage your blessing from Elohim.
when Messiah said to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s…the image on the coin was Caesar’s. We are created in His image and belong to Him…when we don’t reflect His image (by sinning for example) we become unrecognizable…