|By R Irvin Paddier |
Stand and be in prayer, exercise your faith for financial breakthrough, and believe God for the increase and victory you need in your finances today!
Life is full of losses. It’s sobering to remember that nothing around us is permanent.
Everyone will go through seasons of loss where they lose their finances, jobs, health, marriage, or loved ones. When people go through seasons of loss, they need the support and perspective of others.
Helping people deal with seasons of loss is an important part of ministry. It’s not your job to explain all the tragedies of life. But here Men of Purpose Business Prayer and Encouragement every other Tuesday gives you a reason to hope for the future.
Special Speaker Rev. David Tam
Join us on Tuesday 22nd June, 2021 6:30pm.
📌Equiping and encouraging Believers to live out their faith in Jesus through their work in Business.
💡Topic: Faith & Finances 💰
⏳Date|Time: Jun 22, 2021 6:30 PM
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To learn more about biblical Faith and Finances principles, take a look at this list of verses that address wealth, debt, stewardship, tithing, and more.
1 Timothy 5:8: But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.
Luke 16:11: And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?
Proverbs 13:22: Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.
Proverbs 21:20: The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.
Luke 6:38: Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.
Proverbs 3:9-10: Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.
Malachi 3:8-10: “Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me! “But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’ “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”
Deuteronomy 16:17: All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.
Luke 21:1-4: While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”
How to Properly Steward What God Has Given You
In these Bible verses about faith and finances, we see some main principles:
God blesses those who make money through honest work rather than sinful practices.
God calls us to pay back what we owe and help those who have helped us.
It’s wise for us to plan, thinking through how we’ll make money, and spend money.
Saving money can help set us up for future financial success.
6. Dishonest money dwindles away (Proverbs 13:11)
“Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.”
7. Pay what you owe to others (James 5:4-6)
“Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.”
8. A wise man thinks ahead (Proverbs 13:16)
“A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it!”
9. The plans of the diligent lead to profit (Proverbs 21:5)
“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”
10. Sit down and estimate the cost (Luke 14:28)
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
11. It is wise to store up wealth (Proverbs 30:24-25)
“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;”
12. Provide for your household (1 Timothy 5:8)
“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
13. Be not one of those who give pledges (Proverbs 14:23)