There is a little understood key to getting personal financial management in order.
[Gary Petty] The most important thing any of us can do in learning how to manage your finances is to get God’s priorities in our lives. And that’s something most people don’t think about.
[Darris McNeely] No, they don’t. But, you know, so many people who are wise about the mechanics and the background of finances understand that you have to put God first. The biblical principle and teaching about tithing is a critical key to financial success. It obviously honors God’s teaching and law on the matter, but it also for all of us helps to help us understand money and wealth and avoid greed by putting God first. It’s a critical principle.
[Gary Petty] I don’t think most people realize that the Bible says so much about money.
[Steve Myers] Oh boy, it sure does. I’m often reminded of what Paul told the Corinthians about being a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7 2 Corinthians 9:7Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.
American King James Version×), a giver that’s ready to do what it takes to really show that they’re dedicated to God, because God’s given us everything, and so that principle flows through our life, as well. And certainly there are blessings that come from the principles of sowing and reaping.
[Gary Petty] If you want to learn more about how to manage your finances, there’s a place to go to that most people don’t even think about – it’s your Bible.
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