Recently I was shuffling through papers to prepare for our annual appointment with our financial adviser. I found notes from a sermon Pastor Keith gave at the Grover site years ago. As we firm up our retirement plans, it was a timely discovery. I’d like to share the sermon highlights.
Basics of Biblical Finance
1. Get out of debt.
Pastor noted 2/3 of the Bible’s parables related to money. Over 2300 Bible verses are about
money, possessions and/or finance.
In his words, “Commit plastic-cotomy.” Cut up your credit cards.
2. Act your wage.
Proverbs 21:20 (NIV) The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
3. Get on a budget. Make a plan.
Luke 14:28 (NIV) Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
4. Save and invest money. Have an emergency fund. Use cash.
Romans 13:8 (NIV) Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
He concluded his sermon stating we can never repay God for all His many blessings.
Remember God cares about you, not about your money.
In His Grip,