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Timeless Finance Tips from The Bible

Let’s face it, money is on everyone’s mind in this day and age. Then again, it has always been on the mind of people throughout history. Mankind is wired for survival and our ability to buy and sell, to loan and to borrow has become a modern day necessity. It’s easy to get lost in the mortgage madness and the financial fiascoes so here’s a few financial guidelines that we could all stand to remember (By Tim OBrien):

1. Make a budget so that you can anticipate your expenses ahead of time.

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Luk 14:28-30

2. Be honest without fail in your financial dealings and never try to cheat others.

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Pro 13:11

3. Be content with the things that you have.

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Php 4:11

4. Don’t be afraid of having success in your life.

And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
Deu 30:9-10

5. Pay off your debt as soon as possible.

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Pro 22:7

6. Avoid co-signing for other people.

My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Pro 6:1-2

7. Don’t fall prey to ‘get rich quick’ schemes.

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Pro 13:11

8. Be a cheerful giver, remembering the blessings you have been given.

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Luk 6:38

9. Seek wise counsel when you prepare to invest your money.

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Pro 15:22

10. Freely lend your money to those who need it, without worry of being repaid.

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Luk 6:35

11. Do not place money in a place of importance above God and your family; do not treat money as an idol.

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
1Ti 6:9

12. Plan for the future by saving your money wisely.

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Pro 6:6-8

13. Pay your taxes.

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Rom 13:5-7


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