(Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT) "“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!"
(Proverbs 10:15-16 ESV) “A rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin. The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.”
✓ Rich - Money is the answer mentality.
✓ Poor - Poverty mentality.
✓ Wicked - Sinful mentality.
✓ Righteous - Biblical mentality.
Financial Order Brings Blessing
(Psalm 112:1-9 NLT) “Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever. Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly. They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.”
1. Earn with integrity.
(Colossians 3:23-25 ESV) “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
2. Conduct business fairly.
(Proverbs 11:1 NIV) "The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.”
(1 Corinthians 10:24 NIV) “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”
3. Give generously.
(Proverbs 28:22 NIV) “The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.”
(Psalm 37:21 NLT) “The godly are generous givers.”
4. Save proactively.
(Proverbs 21:20 NIV84) “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”
5. Pay timely.
(Psalm 37:21 NLT) “The wicked borrow and never repay.”
6. Invest intentionally.
(Proverbs 13:22 NIV) “A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children.”