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Money advice from Solomon 5

Well it’s Friday and here’s the last of my week long look at money advice from Mr Wisdom. I have no thoughts to write on this one, as I am keeping them to myself this time… I will give you a clue though – Jesus was a #1 fan of this proverb.

I hope you have enjoyed the series and that the inspiration from scripture has resulted in action.

Dan.

Money advice from Solomon 4

This proverb immediately reminds me of the church of Acts – we read about a church that was full of radicle generosity, where not one person was excluded from this new-found generosity to receive, share and contribute to the community.

This generosity did not happen because someone thought it was a “good idea”.

It came from somewhere far bigger – it was birthed out of a fresh and real “Fear-of-God” experience. As Acts 2:43 tells us, “a deep sense of awe came over them…” – this is a vital clue in trying to figure out how to become so generous with our finances and treasures – it’s not about first trying harder because it sounds like a good idea.

A fresh encounter – a “Fear-of-God” encounter that leaves your jaw scraping along the ground in awe kind-of-encounter – suddenly kickstarts in us a generous heart. Only then will we start to see what real generosity kind of looks like.

Today, may you stand in awe… and see what happens.

Dan.

Money advice from Solomon 3

Priorities. Sometimes we have them so right – other times, so incredibly wrong.

Money advice from Solomon 2

What a sad Proverb – because it is true.

Jesus’ warnings of money echo and haunt me when I read this proverb:

“You can’t serve two masters…God and money” in Luke 16:13 – well, that’s pretty clear I guess…

“How hard it is for rich people to get into the Kingdom of God…it’s easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle…” in Mark 10:23-24 – again, that’s scarily clear.

Below just the surface of these words is a warning – a big one.

Where greed abounds, life is lost.

Dan.

Money advice from Solomon 1

After hearing one of the best sermons on money in my entire church life on Sunday, this week I am going to blog simple memory verses to do with financial wisdom from Solomon’s writings in Proverbs.

I may add thoughts, or I may not… We will see how we go.

Dan