A Source of Timeless Financial Advice

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Although we should carefully read the entire book to discover its many gems of wisdom, the following are some of its nuggets regarding finances and wealth.

Proverbs 6:1-5
Don't put yourself in a position to be liable for the financial obligations of others (see also Proverbs 11:15).

Proverbs 6:6-11
Don't be lazy. Work while you can and save for the future. Don't waste or make excuses (see also Proverbs 10:4-5; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 18:9; Proverbs 20:4; Proverbs 22:13; Proverbs 24:30-34; Proverbs 26:13-16).

Proverbs 8:18
God doesn't intend that we should be poor.

Proverbs 11:1
God hates cheating and delights in honesty (see also Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 20:10-23).

Proverbs 11:1
Riches won't profit in times of disaster, but righteousness will (see also Proverbs 11:28).

Proverbs 11:14
There is safety in seeking advice from many sources (see also Proverbs 13:18; Proverbs 15:22).

Proverbs 11:24-26
God blesses the generous (see also Proverbs 25:21-22).

Proverbs 12:11
Make work a higher priority than play (see also Proverbs 28:19).

Proverbs 15:16-17
It is better to be content with little, while having the fear of God and family love, than to have prosperity with hatred, disharmony and godlessness (see also Proverbs 16:8; Proverbs 17:1; Proverbs 19:1; Proverbs 28:6).

Proverbs 15:27
Don't be greedy or open to bribery.

Proverbs 16:16
Gaining godly wisdom and understanding is more important than obtaining wealth.

Proverbs 18:10-11
It is better to rely on God's power than money and material wealth.

Proverbs 19:17 God will repay and bless those who show regard for the poor (see also Proverbs 28:27; Proverbs 29:7).

Proverbs 20:17
Deceit doesn't pay.

Proverbs 21:5
Diligence leads to prosperity, hastiness to poverty.

Proverbs 21:6 Obtaining wealth by lying leads to destruction.

Proverbs 21:17
Loving pleasure and overindulgence squanders assets and prevents one from building proper financial resources (see also Proverbs 21:20).

Proverbs 22:1
Having a good reputation and favor are more important than having money.

Proverbs 22:4
Riches and honor come through humility and fearing God.

Proverbs 22:7
Those who incur debt give others power over them—a warning we should seriously consider, especially when it comes to financing expensive items and running up credit-card and other debt.

Proverbs 23:4-5
For the sake of your family and physical and spiritual well-being, don't focus so much on work that you neglect other important priorities in life.

Proverbs 27:23-27
Although wealth is not enduring, keep diligent account of your assets and finances so you can wisely apportion what you have to supply the needs of your family. The principles of budgeting and financial planning are contained in these verses (see also Proverbs 27:12).

Proverbs 28:8
If wealth is acquired by exorbitant interest rates and extortion, it will eventually be given to those who pity the poor.

Proverbs 28:20-22
Don't hasten after riches. (Although not specifically spelled out, this verse warns against lotteries and other forms of gambling as well as shady, questionable and unlawful endeavors. Punishment and poverty will likely come to those who get caught up in such activities.)

Proverbs 28:24
Pay your debts, especially any you owe to your parents.

Proverbs 30:8-9
Desire and seek proper, balanced economic objectives. Avoid extremes so you will neither forget God because of acquiring great wealth nor be tempted to steal because of dire need.

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