Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Proverbs on Money

After studying every verse in Proverbs related to money, wealth, poverty, and riches, I noticed they all could be put into 3 categories. In my sermon Sunday (scroll down to the Proverbs series), I tried to represent Proverbs' teaching on money with these 3 categories and 11 total principles:

(1) Acquiring Money Wisely
1. Don't make it your ambition to acquire money (Prov. 23:4)
2. God gives money through hard work and patience (Prov. 10:4).
3. Don't acquire money unjustly or unrighteously (Prov. 15:27, 22:16).
4. Don't seek to acquire money hastily (Prov. 13:11, 21:5).

(2) Using Money Wisely
5. Honor the Lord with your money (Prov. 3:9).
6. Be generous to others with your money (Prov. 11:24, 14:31).
7. Live within your means (Prov. 12:9, 22:7).

(3) Thinking about Money Wisely
8. Money comes from God (Prov. 10:22).
9. Money can be dangerous to our relationship with God (Prov. 30:7-9).
10. Money is fleeting (Prov. 27:24, 23:4-5).
11. Do not trust in money (Prov. 11:28).

Here is a great book on Proverbs: The Proverbs-Driven Life.

1 comment:

Mr. Weaver said...

I used the money image from your site. Also, great tips and references to the Bible. Great work.