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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How To Handle Money

1. Become a good steward
Lu 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
1Co 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

2. Give at least a tithe
Pr 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Mal 3:8-10 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

3. Create an emergency fund
Mt 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

4. Develop a budget
Pr 27:23-24 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Lu 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?


5. Pay off debt & become debt free
Pr 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Pr 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it
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6. Train your children
Pr 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

7. Teach others
2Tim 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2 comments:

Heidi said...

What a great lesson that so many people need to listen and learn from.

Our church had a book made of stories of the blessings people recieve just from making the commitment to tithe. It's very heartwarming to listen to others stories of the blessings they recieve from somthing so simple.It may not seem simple to those who already have a limited budjet, but the blessings you can recieve make it all worth while.

Andy said...

How we handle our money says a lot about our character.