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Symptoms of Ignoring God’s Word – Part 1

Are you ignoring God’s Word?

Business failures, bankruptcies, job-juggling, credit card debt, and divorce are often the result of ignoring God’s Word. Many people come from homes that failed to instill basic values of Biblical stewardship. False attitudes toward money were essentially modeled for them. Let’s look at several of those mistakes today.

Borrowing: Psalm 37: 21 says, “The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives.” Trusting God to provide without borrowing is a gift to model for the young. Not only are we to repay what’s owed, we should save for needs, not borrow to get them.

Saving money: Proverbs 21:20 states, “Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.” The availability of easy credit is crippling today’s society. Families must model the Biblical and financial wisdom of saving for the future rather than relying on creditors. Expecting a bailout from family, friends or the government is wrong.

Hasty decisions: Proverbs 21:5 says, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” A firm financial foundation is built by taking small steps over a long period of time. A husband and wife who commit to managing money God’s way will model self-control, self-discipline, and sacrificial living. God’s principles are for our good and His glory!

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