We are continuing on our conversation on money, but this time, we are going to review how we can manage our money in a biblical way. First, we do a short recap on what we went over from part 1 of how we view money.
Then, we bring up a difficult topic before we get into managing money: the love of money. This is a struggle that all types of people have, not just the rich people. The love of money can change you and not for the best. We can love having money or making money, but loving money itself can lead down a dark road. Many people will go after the get-rich quick schemes in this world, but what will that lead them to? Where will this pursuit of money and wealth ultimately lead them and land in their lives?
Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.Which means that you will most likely spend your money faster than you make it. However, when we educate ourselves on how to view & handle money biblically, you will be able to make better, wiser, & biblical decision with your money.
So, first off: why are we called to manage our money? It can be easy to fall into the trap of believing your money is your own and you want to keep it for yourself and your family to just have to indulge, have pleasure, have vacations, and do what you want. So, we quickly share the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30 & the lessons learned with managing money.We are called by God to manage, invest, and use our money as a resource and a tool for His Kingdom. To use it for good – to give away generously, tithing, give it to a worthy cause, invest for your family and children’s future and education, and more.
If this is something that you have not done or done well, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to even begin. But, God is willing to give His wise advice on what to do in managing your money. There are many biblical & financial resources out there. But, here are three ways to manage your money, even if you are starting for the first time and we share many examples and tips throughout these ways:
1.) Know where you are with your money and understand the ins and outs of your bank accounts.
2.) Set a few small financial goals and personal goals.
3.) Go over all the options & let the fun begin.
The ultimate goal is to make your money work for you, instead of working for it! To do this takes knowledge and understanding of money to be able to better manage your money. You can do it!
Bible Verses Mentioned: 1 Timothy 6:9; Matthew 6:24; Ecclesiastes 5:10; Proverbs 13:11 NLT; Matthew 25:14-30 (READ & STUDY THIS PARABLE!)
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