Wealth in the Bible

Using God's Blessings to Bless Others…

Category: Jeremiah

Prosperity of the City

Jeremiah 29:7 – ‘Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.’

Where do you invest your funds? Do you buy locally? Do you hire locally? Do you give to causes in your community? God’s word indicates that if we seek after the prosperity of the city, then we too will prosper.

And I believe that is what God wants from all of us – to seek after others’ wellbeing. Perhaps as a wealthy Christian, you can make a goal for 2017. This goal could be to give to someone, every day. You can give a smile, a kind word, of your finances, a hug, encouragement, a compliment, a meal or your time. Make a commitment to God – and tell someone so that you’re accountable. Determine to make 2017 your year of giving from your abundance. You can even start now!

Prosperity of the City

Watch it Grow: Seek the Prosperity of the City

Watch it Grow: Seek the Prosperity of the City

Seek after the prosperity of your city. Each day, work to do something that is of benefit to the area where you live. Like what, you ask! Do you maintain your house and garden well? Could you mow a neighbour’s lawn? Do you pick up your rubbish – and others – when out and about? Do you give to local causes? Have you considered buying extra non perishable items in your regular food shop to give to a local cause? Do you let your council know about things that need fixing, such as potholes in roads or something in a local park?

Look out for the prosperity of your city. As it grows and prospers, you too will benefit. Work hard to make your local area more attractive and safer. As you do so, others may be motivated to do so, too.

Financial tip – look out for sales and prepare for them; save up for and buy in bulk during sales so that you’re saving money on items you regularly use.

Riches by Unjust Means

Jeremiah 17:11 – ‘Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay is the man who gains riches by unjust means. When his life is half gone, they will desert him, and in the end he will prove to be a fool.’

As Christians, we should already know that money gained incorrectly is wrong. The Bible warns against those who gain riches by unjust means. On top of it being wrong, this verse in Jeremiah indicates that the end result for such a person is not good! The money won’t last and the person in question will find themselves proven a fool.

Gaining Riches by Unjust Means

Gaining Riches by Unjust Means

Riches by Unjust Means

If you aspire to have wealth in your Christian life, be sure to do it in a way that show’s God’s hand in your life. Earn the money. Save and invest it. Wealth is generally generated in small amounts, over time. It needs to be acquired in a truthful manner. If you seek God’s guidance on how best to earn, save and invest your money, I believe He will bless you for this. Do not be tempted to gain riches by unjust means.

Likewise, if you desire to be wealthy, check your heart about why you desire this. It is not enough to want to be rich because you desire to have abundance. God’s word already indicates He desires this for us, too! But it also indicates that those who have more than enough are obligated to provide for those who don’t.

Be sure to acquire your wealth in a truthful manner. And as you find yourself with more than you need, look for opportunities to bless others.

Financial tip – for items that you utilise on a regular basis, buy these in bulk wherever possible. You will save on your purchase and know you have that product for a long time to come.

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