There are financial principles found in God’s Word that instruct us in conducting our financial affairs. One of the major themes of the Bible is obedience to the Lord. Practicing these financial principles demonstrates that Christians are trusting God in this important area of their lives.
Luke 16:11 says, “And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?” Money must always be put to good use, before breakthrough happens. It is also noble to earn your wealth through hard work.
6 BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES:
1. Savings: It is only wise that we know how to save for the rainy days. In Proverbs 21:20 it says, “there are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.
2. Have a plan
Without question, the necessity of a plan for your future. . .for your success. . .is a revelation to some and a definite reminder to others.
1 Timothy 4:15
Practice and cultivate and meditate upon these duties; throw yourself wholly into them [as your ministry], so that your progress may be evident to everybody.
3. Giving issential
The second principle is that of giving. Luke 6:38, a key verse, says, "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." According to Deuteronomy 14:23, one purpose of tithing was to teach the people of Israel to put God first in their lives.
4. Keep Out of Debt
The fifth principle is to keep out of unnecessary debt and thus avoid the debt trap. Borrowing for a house or car is one thing but taking on financial obligations one can't keep-buying beyond the ability to pay-is another. Psalm 37:21 says "the wicked borroweth, and payeth not again." The minute a person goes into debt, he loses a portion of his freedom. As Proverbs 22:7 says, "The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender."
5. Secret of CONTENTMENT
1 Timothy 6:6-7
[And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain.
For we brought nothing into the world, and obviously we cannot take anything out of the world;
6. Surround yourself with responsible People
He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it. [Isa. 32:6.]
The Lord wants to speak to you through His Word to encourage you, build your faith and let you know that He is right there to walk with you through whatever you are facing financially.
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