Posted on | October 25, 2012 | 3 Comments
Do you know that the entire Bible mentions money 140 times in the King James Version. If we include the words gold, silver, wealth, riches, inheritance, debt, poverty, and related topics, it turns out that the Bible pays a great deal of attention to financial matters — more than nearly any other subject.
What does that tells us about how God views wealth and faith? What does that tells us about how He sees us deal about wealth management and money? What does that tells us about being successful and financial freedom?
Below are 3 things that I believe God didn’t say about wealth and money.
1. He Didn’t say He will give a person wealth or money.
2. He didn’t say He will open the heavens and wealth will fall into your lap by just praying, or claiming something, or singing songs of praise.
3. He didn’t say He will make you rich even if you are lazy or do not want to work hard.
What He said, if I recall my reading right are the following:
1. Sluggard or lazy people will go hungry.
2. He did say that He will take what little wealth you have if you don’t work and stay lazy and give it to somebody that earns it by sheer hard work. In fact called the former “a fool” and the later “a wise man.”
3. He did say that wealth comes to the diligent hands.
4. And He did say that what He gives are abilities to make wealth not wealth itself.
5. He did say that He owns the gold and the silver.
6. He did say that He wants us to prosper in all we do.
7. And the most important lesson God said is this: He did say that we should “Look at the ants!”
What are my proofs?
I will tell only of the life of 3 people who were Godly and greatly favored of the Lord.
a. King David. He didn’t become King before he became a dependable, hardworking, trustworthy shepherd.
b. Father Abraham. He didn’t became the most powerful man in Palestine until he learned how to use his God-given ability to grow his agri-business.
3. Job. The scriptures says he was an honest, hardworking man of God.
What does this say to us?
Do you think wealth will come to a person without being diligent and hardworking?
How about what some Christian preachers say, that you don’t have to work that hard because you are already rich? Do you believe in this? Do you think children of rich people does not know hard work?
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