Proverbs 13:11 – ‘Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.’
Perhaps those who gain money via dishonest means, do so with the view to spend it quickly. Either way, God’s Word indicates that if it is gained this way, it will quickly be gone. But for those who are able to save little by little, their wealth will grow.
Becoming a wealthy Christian will not be achieved via a get rich quick scheme. It will instead come for consistently saving little by little. It will come from carefully putting away over time. It may also come from investing this small amount. This could be as simple as putting aside a dollar a day into a savings account that earns you interest.
If you did this each day for a year, you would have $365 put away – perhaps without a moment’s thought! Each day the money you have put aside will be earning interest, and then once that is paid out, that money too will earn interest.
Little by Little
Let’s hypothetically say you chose to do this for your newborn child. You decided little by little was the best approach for their future. So each day you put aside a dollar for them until their eighteenth birthday.
By the time they turn 18 years of age, you will have put away over $6,500 not including interest. Think of what this money could be used for! Whether it’s a car, some money towards a house, education or something else, it’s a lump sum that has been saved little by little.
Now what if it were possible to save $10 a day, less than $100 a week? Over the same period, this would equate to over $65,000. The interest that could be earned on this would greatly increase its value over 18 years.
God’s Word indicates that if we save little by little, over time we will accumulate wealth. It is not so much the amount that we put aside that results in the wealth, it’s the continual accumulation of funds that added up together generates wealth. As wealthy Christians, we should make the effort to consistently save, to consistently give and to consistently thank our Heavenly Father for providing us with income.
Wealth 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.