The True Basis of Financial Success
But you shall remember YHWH your
for it is He that gives you the power
to get wealth,
that He may establish His covenant
which He swore unto your fathers, as
it is this day. "
Principles of Wealth
A) Practice using your foresight and making plans to avoid dangers
and losses, Proverbs 22:3.
B) Take the time necessary to plan ahead -hastiness leads to
poverty, Proverbs 21:5.
C) Plan your work and work your plan -the plans of the diligent lead
to profit, Proverbs 21:5.
D) Follow through on your ideas -don't just talk about it, Proverbs
Personal Work Habits
A) Be diligent in your work, Proverbs 13:4.
B) Guard against patterns of laziness, Proverbs 24:30-34; 26:13-16.
C) Work hard - leads to profit, Proverbs 14:23.
D) Invest your time and efforts in working your land, not in chasing
fantasies, Proverbs 12:11
E) Increase your skill level, Proverbs 22:29.
Business Ethics and Communication
A) Be honest and fair in your dealings - give fair value for the
money, Proverbs 20:10.
B) Do not tell lies, Proverbs 23:23.
C) Guard your reputation: it is more important than money, Proverbs
D) Your communication has a direct effect on your financial
position, Proverbs 12:14; 8:20.
E) Your integrity is worth more than wealth, Proverbs 28:6.
A) Value your possessions, Proverbs 12:27.
B) Pay attention to your means of getting income, Proverbs 27:23-27.
C) Put your efforts into developing your own skills, assets, and
source of income, Proverbs 12:11.
Spending and Saving
A) Build income producing assets before making discretionary
personal expenditures, Proverbs 24:27.
B) Avoid excessive consumption, Proverbs 21:20; 23:20, 21.
C) Practice saving more than you spend, Proverbs 21:20.
D) Expect wealth to grow slowly in small increments not quickly or
in large amounts.
1) Wealth gathered in small increments grows, Proverbs
2) Haste to get money leads to poverty, Proverbs 21:5.
3) Avoid chasing fantasies (get rich quick schemes),
THE FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLE
Honour Elohim with your wealth, Proverbs 3:9.
Must prove yourself trustworthy with money before you will be
entrusted with true riches, Luke 16:11.
Parable of the talents - wise use of money is a requirement, Matthew
PERSONAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS MONEY
Money must not be your ultimate value
A) Keep free from the love of money, Hebrews 13:5,6.
B) The love of money is a root of evil, 1 Timothy 6:10.
C) Do not store treasures on earth, Matthew 6:19-21.
D) Cannot serve Elohim and money, Matthew 6:24.
E) Your life does not consist of your possessions, Luke 12:15.
F) The person who loves money never has enough of it, Ecclesiastes
Learn to be Content
A) Be content with what you have, Hebrews 13:5,6.
B) Be content with having enough to meet you basic needs, 1 Timothy
C) Seek a balance between poverty and wealth; -an amount appropriate
for your needs and circumstances, Proverbs 30:7-9.
Pursue Spiritual Qualities - Not the acquiring of money
A) Do not make the pursuit of money or things your goal.
1) Flee from the love of and pursuit of money, 1
2) Don't worry about your finances, Matthew 6:25-32.
3) Don't desire to get rich, 1 Timothy 6:9-10; Proverbs
B) Pursue the development of
Righteous character and the advancement of Mashiyach's purposes.
1) Seek the Kingdom of Mashiyach first, Luke 12:31.
2) Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
endurance, and gentleness, 1 Timothy 6:11.
3) Seek to acquire instruction, knowledge, and wisdom
rather than money, Proverbs 8:10, 11.
Trust Elohim for your financial needs
A) Elohim knows our financial needs, Matthew 6:25-32.
B) YHWH, a loving father, likes to give good gifts to us, His
children if we ask Him, Matthew 7:7-11.
C) YHWH is the source of wealth, 1 Samuel 2:7.
D) We can and should pray for the provision of our needs, Proverbs
30:8; Matt. 7:7-11; Matt. 6.
E) Trusting in YHWH will result in prosperity---trying to get money
for ourselves produces dissension. Proverbs 28:25.
Enjoy but do not trust in your wealth
A) Wealth is not wrong in itself, but should not form the basis for
personal confidence and self esteem 1 Timothy 6:17; Proverbs 11:28.
B) Wealth is a blessing from YHWH and we should be grateful for it,
Proverbs 15:6; 10:22; 14:24.
C) Wealth should be enjoyed as a gift from YHWH who wants us to
enjoy it, 1 Timothy 6:10, 11.
D) A person who trusts in wealth & bases his life on it will not be
able to truly enjoy it, Ecc. 5:10-19.
E) Every man should eat and drink,
and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of Elohim.
A) Giving in proportion to your income, will result in financial
increase, Proverbs 3:9, 10.
B) Give to the poor, Proverbs 22:8, 16, 22-23; Proverbs 28:27.
C) Practice giving and work hard so you will be able to do so,
Proverbs 21:25, 26.
D) Use gifts wisely, not for an immoral intent;
1) Bribery perverts justice, Proverbs 17:23.
2) Gifts open the recipient to the giver, Proverbs
The Effects of Sin on Finances
A) Stinginess produces poverty, Proverbs 28:22.
B) Greed produces dissension, Proverbs 28:25.
C) Robbing your family members produces destruction, Proverbs 28:24.
D) Wealth gained by immoral means brings trouble and eventually
dissipates; Proverbs 15:6; Proverbs 10:2; Proverbs 11:18
1) Wealth gained by lying, Proverbs 21:6.
2) Wealth gained by exorbitant interest, Proverbs 28:8.
Third Party Relationships
A) Debt: The borrower is servant to the lender, Proverbs 22:7.
B) Security: may result in loss of the thing pledged, Proverbs
C) Third Party Guarantees are unwise and often result in personal
loss, Proverbs 11:15.
more than any other subject...
"For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also."