The Bible is clear that God will meet our needs. There is security in the Jeremiah 17 promise that those who trust the Lord will be blessed. Throughout the Bible there is valuable information that gives insight into the responsibility and relationship God expects us to have with money. We should consult God’s Word in every area of life, and finances should be no different. There are a few principles for money management that can potentially transform your financial future.
Give Cheerfully- It is the foundation of our financial responsibility as Christ’s followers. We are called to give as we are able. God promises to bless those who give cheerfully (Deuteronomy 15:10). When someone is seeking to improve their financial situation and create wealth, giving may feel counterproductive, but in Malachi 3:10 God says to test him, and he will pour out blessings that there 'shall not be room enough to receive'. Who wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of God's blessings?
Understand Debt - Understanding what the Bible teaches about debt can be difficult. We live in a society where many people expect instant gratification, and this can lead to problems when people are unable to pay their debts. The Bible warns against becoming a slave to lenders (Proverbs 22:7). When is it appropriate to borrow? How does one avoid becoming trapped in the sticky web of debt? How can one create wealth biblically? An amazing way to learn more about what the Bible teaches regarding debt and how you can create wealth is to attend one of TRADEway's step one events and ask about our foundational lesson called “The Truth Will Set You Free!”
Acknowledge Responsibility - It is important to be a good steward of the things with which God has blessed us. Acknowledging our financial responsibilities and ensuring that we meet them provides stability and will make a lasting impact. We have a responsibility to not only provide for our household (1 Timothy 5:8) but to leave an inheritance for generations to come (Proverbs 13:22). That may feel like a difficult goal to reach, but with TRADEway training, you will be equipped with the necessary tools for creating wealth that can potentially change your future and the future of those you love.
Maintain Perspective - There is a common misconception that being rich is ungodly. That could not be more untrue. The key is to create wealth with perspective. We should not put our love and faith into worldly things (Matthew 6:21). Our wealth is to be used as a tool to help others (Proverbs 22:9). As you seek to create wealth, be sure that you do so with a humble heart, remaining content with what God has given you and seeking only to glorify Him with all that you have. The desire to help others and glorify God is the reason TRADEway was founded. There is a definite need for more good, Godly millionaires!
By giving cheerfully, understanding debt, acknowledging responsibility and maintaining perspective, you have the ability to take charge of your financial future in a way that is pleasing to God. TRADEway was founded on the belief that wealth can be used to glorify God. Start your TRADEway education today and begin learning biblical principles for money management and wealth creation that has the potential to drastically improve your life.