Hello Lovely People!
How is February ???
I hope and pray today is better than yesterday…
Today, I start with part 1 of the Money matters Series. This series is aimed at equipping us with better financial management knowledge and skills so that our financial lives can escalate to better levels where we can pursue our dreams of bettering this world. I intend to look at what God says about money/finances, share some better financial practices and principles backed up with a personal story.
Financial Wisdom from the scriptures
The Word of the Lord has so much wisdom on financial management and it is also quoted that Jesus Christ talked about money a lot. Today I start us off by sharing various bible verses that say a lot about money, finances, and wealth. I pray one of them inspires you to be better at these money matters;
Therefore, let’s gamba = talk some more on what God says about money through the verses quoted from the Bible (NKJV) as shared below;
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 NKJV
Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
Proverbs 3:9 NKJV
Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness.
Proverbs 8:18 NKJV
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
II Corinthians 8:9 NKJV
There is desirable treasure, And oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man squanders it.
Proverbs 21:20 NKJV
“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.
Psalms 24:1 NKJV
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:32 NKJV
In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty. The crown of the wise is their riches, But the foolishness of fools is folly.
Proverbs 14:23-24 NKJV
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.
Proverbs 22:7 NKJV
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.
Isaiah 48:17 NKJV
nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,
II Thessalonians 3:8 NKJV
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own? “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
Luke 16:10-13 NKJV
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
Proverbs 13:22 NKJV
The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
Proverbs 11:25 NKJV
He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.
Proverbs 22:9 NKJV
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
II Corinthians 9:6-8 NKJV
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I Timothy 6:10 NKJV
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV
As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God.
Ecclesiastes 5:19 NKJV
And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
Deuteronomy 28:11-12 NKJV
And to you my lovely;
Which of the above speaks to you personally? Go on and live by it.
Be a better money steward!
Financial freedom breeds peace!
Just to Note:
You are better off nurturing your relationship with God. He is the true vine.
I LOVE YOU!
I am the Lioness Arising
©Gamba With J