The Mustard Seed
Economics by The Book
The richest repository of wisdom on financial matters is found in the much-neglected Old Testament book of Proverbs. While you will find nuggets of gold scattered throughout the Bible, most of the material for this series comes from Proverbs. Everyone -- Christian and non-Christian alike -- would do well to learn wisdom in principles of finance from the book of Proverbs.
Thus far we have studied three important principles for financial success:
(1) Diligent work
Financial principle #4: Avoid "get rich quick" schemes. These schemes include:
Those who want to become rich bring temptation to themselves and are caught in a trap. They want many foolish and harmful things that ruin and destroy people. The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Some people have left the faith, because they wanted to get more money, but they have caused themselves much sorrow. (1 Timothy 6.9-10 NCV)
People who really do "win big" go broke again just as quickly. They become miserable and in worse condition than they were before, confirming another sad truth:
Property you gain quickly at the beginning will not be blessed in the end. (Proverbs 20.21 NIrV)
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