What God says?

 The Bible talks a lot about money and how we should look at and use it!  Here are some scriptures:

  • “Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.” (Proverbs 13:11 NIV)
  • “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.” (Proverbs 21:20, NIV)
  • “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.” (Proverbs 13:22 NIV)
  •  “A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks, and suffers the consequences.”(Proverbs 27:12LB)
  • “Pr 31:10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
    Pr 31:11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
    Pr 31:12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
    Pr 31:13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
    Pr 31:14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
    Pr 31:15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her women servants.
    Pr 31:16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
    Pr 31:17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
    Pr 31:18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
    Pr 31:19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
    Pr 31:20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
    Pr 31:21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
    Pr 31:22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
    Pr 31:23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
    Pr 31:24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
    Pr 31:25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
    Pr 31:26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
    Pr 31:27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
    Pr 31:28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
    Pr 31:29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
    Pr 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
    Pr 31:31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”(Proverbs 31:10-31 NIV)

The last group of verses from Proverbs 31 are my favorite. This is  how I strive to be! I am far from being a Proverbs 31 woman, but I know that this should be a goal for any believer.

Now, I don’t promote Hoarding.

A person who squanders lacks self-control.

A person who saves has self-control.

A person who hoards has greed.

Each Christian must prayerfully find the right monetary balance. Squandering our money does not honor God.  Hoarding our money does not honor God either.  We must find the right  balance of saving and giving.

I don’t alway’s get it right, but I’m getting better day by day! I am learning the more I submit myself to God’s will, the easier everything is in life!

-Bianca

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