Money is a central part of human life. It’s what we need to survive; pay the rent, buy food, and so on. That’s why it’s a common dream motif, and many people have various dreams about money.
Such dreams are often signals from God, the Universe, or even your own subconscious mind about things that you should pay more attention to. In this article, we’re going to explore the Biblical meaning of receiving money in dreams, and then see what money means in the Bible.
Biblical Meaning of Dreams about Receiving Money
1. Good Relationship
A dream about receiving money or a gift from a person you know is a good omen. It indicates that you have, or are about to receive something good. It could be wisdom from your mentor, love from your partner, loyalty from a friend, or kinship from your siblings.
If you don’t remember who gave you the money in the dream, but you felt the emotions of familiarity, it could be a sign that someone new will enter your life. It could be that you’ll meet your new best friend, or fall in love with your soulmate.
Having a dream of receiving gold coins is generally a positive sign that signals good luck. It means that you will have abundance in your life, whether it’s in your finances, your love life, your career, or your personal relationships.
If you find a gold coin in your dream, it means that you will discover something valuable. This could be a talent that you have or a hidden gem in your personality that you never knew about. It could also be a new opportunity that will present itself to you.
3. You’ll Forgive
Dreaming about receiving money from a person that has wronged you in the past means that you are ready to forgive them and move on. This could be an ex-partner, a family member, or a friend.
If you don’t remember the person who gave you money in the dream, but could feel something negative about him or her, it could also be a sign that you need to forgive yourself. If you’ve been holding onto guilt or shame from your past, it’s time to let it go.
Such dreams of receiving money from people that you don’t like are most likely indicators that you are ready to start fresh and move on with your life.
A dream of receiving stolen money or other valuable goods that were stolen sends a message about your morality in waking life. Most people have such a dream soon after doing something that’s morally wrong or at least morally grey.
The dream could be a way for your subconscious to warn you about the possible consequences of your actions. If you’re on the right path, then a dream like this could be a sign of good things to come. Perhaps you’ll find a new opportunity or meet someone who will change your life for the better.
5. Bad Luck
Having a dream where the money that you’ve received falls out of your pocket is usually a warning that something bad is coming your way. Such an anxiety-ridden dream symbolizes some sort of loss in your life. It could be a financial loss, such as losing your job or investments. Or it could be a personal loss, such as the end of a relationship.
If in the dream you see someone else lose money after you gave it to them, it could be a sign that someone close to you is going through a tough time. This could be a family member, friend, or co-worker. They may be going through financial hardship or struggling with a personal issue.
If such a dream reoccurs to you on a nightly basis, it might be a good idea to reach out to your loved ones to whom you haven’t talked in a while.
6. Financial Problems
A dream about receiving money and then getting it stolen can be a sign of incoming financial problems in your waking life. It could be some setback that leads to financial loss. For example, you could get fired from your job, or your business fails to turn a profit.
It’s likely a warning to be more careful with your financial resources, or you could end up in poverty, or go through a big lack of money. Focusing on your financial life sometimes is frowned upon, but it’s much more difficult to lead a virtuous life when you’re deep in financial debt.
Financial prosperity can help us become good people and help those around us. You shouldn’t chase it for glory, but rather become capable of helping others out. That’s why it’s an aspect of your life that can’t be ignored.
7. Difficult Decisions
If you dream about receiving money and then spending a lot of time counting it, it could be a symbol of some difficult situation in your life. Maybe you’re currently at crossroads and don’t know which decision to make. The dream is telling you to weigh your options carefully before making a choice.
8. You’re on the Right Track
Dreaming about receiving a lot of money without expecting it means that you’re on the right path in your life. It’s likely that currently your self-confidence and self-worth are currently at their heights. You believe in your abilities and you’re probably achieving success in your endeavors.
This is a great omen and it should give you the motivation to continue working hard. Remember that your thoughts and actions determine your reality, so stay focused on your goals and don’t give up on your dreams.
9. Be Careful
A dream about receiving paper money like bills is a sign that you need to be careful with your finances. It’s a warning not to waste your money on frivolous things. Perhaps you’re considering an expensive purchase, but you should think carefully before you make any decisions.
It could also indicate that someone is trying to take advantage of you financially. Be sure to do your research before making any investments, or signing any contracts.
Biblical Meaning of Other Dreams about Money
1. Spiritual Strength
If you dream about giving money to a stranger, it can indicate your spiritual strength. It means that you are comfortable with who you are and have empathy for others. Perhaps you are also able to see the good in people, even when they are going through tough times.
This type of dream can also be a sign that you will be tested in some way. It could be a test of your character or your strength of will. Whatever the challenge is, you will be able to overcome it with your kind heart and spiritual fortitude
On the other hand, if you have a dream where you steal money from a stranger, it could mean that your spirituality hasn’t developed yet. Such a dream could act as a reminder to become a continuous giver full of grace and love.
When you bless someone, blessings usually return tenfold. You might not feel it right away, but sometime throughout your entire lifetime, the blessings will return back.
2. You’re Generous
If you dream about giving money away, it means that you’re a generous person. You’re probably always ready and willing to help others, whether it’s with your time, your money, or your resources.
This is a positive quality to have, but you should be careful not to be too generous. Otherwise, you could end up being taken advantage of. Know when to say “no”, and don’t feel guilty about it.
3. You Need to Be More Generous
On the other hand, dreaming about asking for money can indicate that you need to be more generous. Perhaps you’re stingy with your time, your money, or your resources. It’s important to remember that we’re all interconnected, and what we do for others always comes back to us.
When we’re generous, we open ourselves up to receiving generosity in return. So if you want more abundance in your life, start by giving more to those around you.
Meaning of Money in the Bible
Beware of Love of Money
Bible often warns against having too much passion regarding wealth and riches. Money can be seen as the root of all evil:
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10)
Multiple verses in the Bible explain that the love of money leads to all other sins:
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25)
Be Rich In What Matters Most
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells a parable about a man who stockpiles wealth for himself, only to die shortly thereafter. In doing so, Jesus is emphasizing that it is vain to focus on earthly treasures. Instead, we should focus on treasures in heaven:
20” But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
21” This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.
22” Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.
23 ”For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.” (Luke 12:20-23)
These verses are a reminder that our time on earth is short, and that we should focus on what matters most: our relationship with God. Money is a temporary treasure, but our relationship with God is eternal. So we should be rich in what matters most: our faith.