Summary: This little outline message gives principles taken straight from the Bible to help believer manmage their personal finances in ways that are pleasing to God and are wise for llfe.
Principles of Prosperity
Pastor Eric J. Hanson
October of 2013
Proverbs 6: 6-11 Benefits of being a diligent and timely worker
Proverbs 10: 2-5 Hard honest work equated with righteousness
Proverbs 11: 24-25 Benefits of generosity
Proverbs 12: 11 Hard work versus “waiting for a big break”
Proverbs 13:11 Little by little… (Don’t fritter it away. Don’t squander.)
Proverbs 14: 4 Profitable work is often inconvenient.
14:23 Hard work, not mere talk
Proverbs 14: 21 Caring for the needy. (cigarettes…)
Proverbs 16: 20 Learn…and do the wise things.
Work hard. Gain an excellent reputation at work. Don’t wait around for some big break . Don’t be afraid to start at the bottom at work.
Use your money wisely: Don’t waste it on selfish pursuits. Don’t fritter it away. Set some aside consistently. Invest wisely and well.
Don’t go into consumer debt. Borrowing money at interest in order to purchase depreciating assets is throwing money away. The credit card establishment and loan industry are not your friends. They are counting on you to make a late payment so that they can crank your interest rate up and hit you with fees. Do not be fooled by their friendly come-ons.
Be generous to the genuinely needy. “He who gives to the poor, lends to the Lord.” (Proverbs 19:17)
Lend to those who show responsibility. Psalm 37:26, 112:5: lending. When we lend, the principles of love and generosity do not end. High interest is sin.