Wealth in the Bible

Using God's Blessings to Bless Others…

Category: Chronicles

To Save Up

2 Corinthians 12:14 – ‘…After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.’

I have a friend who has indicated that they are happy with their lifestyle with their spouse. They both earn more than they need and are able to save up, invest and enjoy holidays together. This friend has indicated that they don’t desire to have children; the only reason they would consider having children is because they know as they grow older, they will need to be looked after.

To Save Up: Parents Should do this for Future Generations

To Save Up: Parents Should do this for Future Generations

As parents, we have children and provide for them and in time, they are able to return the favour as we age and need care. Although this may be the way of life – and be expected of children from their parents, they should never need to provide for us financially. Parents should provide for their children. We have a responsibility to meet their needs and manage our finances sufficiently to provide for their futures.

To Save Up

On top of this, we should also be providing them with financial advice. As we set an example on how to work and earn money, save and invest, then they will be in a better position as adults. Firstly, they will learn to manage their money and avoid debt that cannot be paid back. Secondly, they will learn to save for their future and have enough for their children!

As we learn to be wise with our money, we set an example for our children. This in turn should result in them setting the same example for their children! It also means that we should have money left over for our own care as we age and our children need to make decisions for us. It should never be left to our children to save up so they can provide for us. As wealthy Christians, set a good financial example for your children!

Financial tip – search online for a savings account that offers a high interest rate. If you’re already saving – great! Make sure that money is earning you as much as it possibly can. Be mindful of bank accounts that have ongoing fees. Many online accounts are free to set up and offer great interest rates.

Your Heart’s Desire

2 Chronicles 1: 11 – 12 – ‘God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, riches or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”’

Solomon’s desire was to serve his people wisely, to do what is best for them. It was a selfless desire and God saw this and blessed him for it. Why do you desire to be a wealthy Christian? If the desire is so that you can reach more of God’s people and let them know about His incredible love, no doubt He will bless you for it.

God will give you Your Heart’s Desire, if it's in Line with His

God will give you Your Heart’s Desire, if it’s in Line with His

I’m not saying that God will make you rich, but rather that He will provide you with the opportunities, skills and resources to be able to do so. In turn, you may find that He does indeed help you to generate wealth. But this is not because you desire to be wealthy! It is because you desire to reach His people.

Your Heart’s Desire

Make it your heart’s desire to use your wealth for God’s good – not your own. As you seek to align your desires with His, you will find that He will bless you for it. As we align what we want with God’s desires, it only makes sense that He will help them come to fruition. Make sure your heart’s desire isn’t built up with selfish wants and ambitions.

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.

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