Today's Inspiration:

13 - Good money management begins with
Understanding God's Purpose for Money:



1. Work for it - This is what the Apostle Paul told the Christians in Thessalonica:
Even while we were still there with you, we gave you this rule: "He who does not work shall not eat."
Yet we hear that some of you are living in laziness, refusing to work, and wasting your time in gossiping.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we appeal to such people
- we command them -
to quiet down, get to work, and earn their own living..
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12
The Living Bible

2. Give it -
Proverbs 19
17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,
And He will pay back what he has given.
New King James Version
Malachi 3
10 "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the Lord of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 "And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," Says the Lord of hosts;
New King James Version
2 Corinthians 9
6 Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop.
7 I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.
8 God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.
from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language

3. Invest it -
When a good man dies,
he leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren;
but when a sinner dies, his wealth is stored up for the godly.
Proverbs 13:22
The Living Bible

Prayer:
Father, I ask today that You will give me wisdom so that I can invest my money wisely.
Also teach me how to leave an inheritance for those who come after me,
not only in money, but particularly in the true riches that money cannot buy,
in Jesus' name,
Amen.





Next installment tomorrow, God willing!
See you then, and meanwhile,
Have a great day walking with Jesus,
Sol Wise.