Financial Tips from Solomon

                    f i n a n c i a l     t i p s     f r o m     s o l o m o n                              

                                   beware  of  the  wrong  kind  of  gain

                        “Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it.”  Proverbs 1.19

     # 2

                                      honor  god  with  your  wealth

                         “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”  Proverbs 3.9-10

     # 3

                                  Watch  out  for  laziness

                         “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes  rich.  He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”  Proverbs 10.4-5


                         “I went past the field for a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense;  thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:  A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”  Proverbs 24.30-34

                         [Note: Solomon was a careful observer of the things he saw, which probably explains some of where his wisdom came from.]

     # 4

                                  put  your  trust  in  the  right  place

                         “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.”  Proverbs 11.28

                         “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”  Proverbs 16.3

     # 5

                               listen   to   counsel

                         “Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.”  Proverbs 13.18

     # 6

                          beware  of  mistreating  others

                         “Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”  Proverbs 22.16

     # 7

                         go  easy  with  self - indulgence

                         “The drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.”  Proverbs 23.21

     # 8

                        never  fall  in  love  with  money

                         “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who  loves wealth with his income…”  Ecclesiastes 5.10

     # 9

                           diversify  your  portfolio

                         “Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.”  Ecclesiastes 11.2


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