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What is the financial counsel of Solomon, the wisest and richest man who ever lived. Ecclesiastes 5:10-20, TLB.
“He who loves money shall never have enough.”
The foolishness of thinking that wealth brings happiness! The more you have, the more you spend, right up to the limits of your income, so what is the advantage of wealth – except perhaps to watch it as it runs through your fingers! The man who works hard sleeps well whether he eats little or much, but the rich must worry and suffer insomnia.
There is another serious problem I have seen everywhere – savings are put into risky investments that turn sour, and soon there is nothing left to pass on to one’s son.
The man who speculates is soon back to where he began-with nothing. This, as I said, is a very serious problem, for all his hard work has been for nothing. It is all swept away. All the rest of his life he is under a cloud-gloomy, discouraged, frustrated, and angry. . . . To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life -that is indeed a gift from God. The person who does that will not need to look back with sorrow on his past, for God gives him joy.
Be cautious about countersigning loan notes. Proverbs 22:26-27, TLB.
“Unless you have extra cash on hand, don’t countersign a note. Why risk everything you own? They’ll even take your bed!”
What does the Scripture say about my monthly bills? Romans 13:7-8,
“Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.”
What reminder are we given about borrowing money from someone? Proverbs 22:7, NIV.
“and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
God expects fairness in business dealings.
Proverbs 16:11, TLB. “The Lord demands fairness in every business deal. He established this principle.”
Honesty and fairness are expected of those who wish to please God. Isaiah 33:15, TLB.
“I will tell you who can live here: All who are honest and fair, who reject making profit by fraud, who hold back their hands from taking bribes, who refuse to listen to those who plot murder, who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong.”
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