Seven Things You Should Know About Money...If You Want To Be Rich
Beverly Kaye (Fast Company) “I think there are two "currencies" we work for - emotional and economic.”
1. Stop loving money, it will never love you back…instead love what can be done with money and find your happiness in that (1 Tim 6:10).
The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Some people have left the faith, because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves much sorrow.
2. Money is a cheater…it always desires to be in someone else’s hand (Eccl 6:9).
It is better to see what you have than to want more. Wanting more is useless— like chasing the wind.
3. Money used well can attract a crowd, attracting a crowd creates more wealth (Prov 19:4)!
Wealthy people are always finding more friends, but the poor lose all theirs.
4. Money will only allow someone to be more of who they really – if you are a poor jerk, money will allow you to be a rich one (2 Timothy 3:2).
….because people will love themselves, love money, brag, and be proud.
5. Money in the hands of an unethical and/or immoral person will also do more harm than good (Mark 14:11).
These priests were pleased about this and promised to pay Judas money. So he watched for the best time to turn Jesus in.
a. Money is most attracted to bad things (i.e. investments, cars, clothes, alcohol, gambling).
b. Money always leads you to believe that the more of her you get the better off you are.
6. You must teach money to respect you by using it for the good things in life and doing good in the world (Matthew 25:14).
The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was going to another place for a visit. Before he left, he called for his servants and told them to take care of his things while he was gone.
a. You teach money new habits in exchange for old bad ones.
b. When money learns to respect you, she will then tell all of her friends about you and you will get more money.
7. Using your money for good attracts other people’s money and divine blessing (Luke 6:38).
Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.”