Proverbs 12:23 – ‘A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.’
When it comes to giving to those in need, God doesn’t want us to be a respecter of persons. It isn’t about who we deem to be most worthy of receiving a hand out. Rather, whenever it is in our power to share with others, we are instructed to do so. Even more so if someone asks it of us, we are instructed not to hesitate and to even offer more than is asked.
When it comes to sharing information, the Bible advises differently. As a future wealthy Christian, are you mindful of who you share information with?
Sharing information can be risky business! Perhaps you have a dream or business idea that you know God will bring to fruition. It can be exciting to tell everyone, but this isn’t always in our best interests. The prudent person shares only with people who can be trusted; people who may help the dream come to pass.
It is a foolish person…
…who tells all who they meet about their great idea. Someone else could jump on the idea and benefit from it. Or perhaps the more people you tell, the more people there are who speak negatively about the idea. Suddenly you don’t feel it’s such a great idea and don’t work to achieve the goal God has given you.
Wealthy Christians need to learn when to speak and when to be quiet. More importantly, they need to think carefully before sharing information. Not every good piece of information is to be shared with everyone. Be prudent in what you share and what you hold close. Some information only God needs to know.
Wealth tip – set up a savings account and have any spare funds sitting in here; make the decision to save any amount on a weekly basis, even if it’s a dollar a day. Money in savings is working for you.