Monday, June 7, 2010

God's Advise About Money from Proverbs

Proverbs gives some practical instruction on the use of money, although sometimes it is advice we would rather not hear. It's more comfortable to continue in our habits than to learn how to use money more wisely. The advice includes:

Advance the cause of righteousness with money; don't squander it - Prov. 10:16
Be generous - Prov. 11:24,25; 22:9
Place people's needs ahead of profit - Prov. 11:26
Be cautious of countersigning for another - Prov.6:1-6; 17:18; 22:26,27
Don't accept bribes - Prov. 17:23
Help the poor - Prov.19:17; 21:13; 22:9
Save for the future - Prov. 21:20
Be careful about borrowing - Prov. 22:7
Be sure you know the person well enough before vouching for his credit - Prov. 11:15
Don't make loans to strangers - Prov. 20:16
If you pledge to give, follow through - Prov. 25:14
Don't make yourself poor by always paying a strangers debts - Prov. 27:13

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