The Bible contains instruction for every financial decision you will ever need to make.
Do you know that Jesus talked about money more than any other subject in the Bible, aside from the Kingdom of God?
- 16 of the 38 parables were on the topic of how to handle money and possessions.
- 1 out of every 10 verses in the Gospels deals directly with the topic of money.
- Over 2000 Bible verses are dedicated to the topic of money.
So why do you think that Jesus spoke more about money than he did about Heaven, and love, and service to others? Do you think he recognized how desperately all of us would need wisdom and direction when it comes to our personal finances?
Consider just a few of the foundational principles of managing money and wealth:
- Save for the future: Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 21:5, Genesis 41:34-36, Matthew 25:14-30.
- Diversify your portfolio: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6, 1 Chronicles 27:25-34.
- Avoid the use of debt: Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 22:26-26, Psalm 37:21, Romans 13:8.
Every financial decision, at its roots, will have an underlying spiritual value or belief. Good financial advice should always have its roots in Biblical Wisdom. We should understand that our financial future is a responsibility, not only in our lives, but also as it impacts others. In the same way, we expect institutions to which we belong (governmental, religious and civic) to make plans to strive for a better tomorrow.
When we come to realize that we are merely stewards of all of God's resources, and when we recognize that we have a responsibility to manage these gifts for more than just our own current and future use, our plans and goals can become reshaped for greater purposes. As an investor, when you understand why you're investing, you are more likely to make a plan and to stick to it. And when you make Biblically-wise investment choices, you are making your money matter.
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