Before you can make any progress along the path to prosperity, you must come to grips with seven biblical principles. Ignore any or all at your own peril, because we have a good idea that someone up there is paying attention.
God created everything
Genesis says it all. In the beginning there was nothing, then God created everything, even silver and gold. Also realize that all your possessions are merely on loan for the short time you’re here on earth. Provides a bit of perspective, doesn’t it?
God owns everything
Everything belongs to God and he’s letting you borrow it for a while. He also expects you to treat all his stuff with care and wisdom.
You cannot serve two masters
Do you serve God or money? You cannot serve both and choosing the latter, in our opinion, is a very bad idea. This is not to say that you can’t create immense wealth. Solomon did pretty well for himself, but he operated from the right frame of mind.
Use resources wisely
How are you treating all that God has given you in the way of resources? Do you squander them on trinkets and baubles or consistently pursue that which has lasting value? We’re just saying – lottery tickets are likely not ranked high on God’s list of Most Effective Use of Resources.
Proverbs tells us to “Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.” These biblical principles are absolute and your conscience has a way of warning you when you fall short of the goal. A good start is to keep the Bible close at hand and don’t be a stranger to it.
Plan through prayer
Proverbs 16:3 puts it out there in plain language. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Hmm, seems like the best way to succeed at ANYTHING is to dedicate it to God. This simple, easy, repeatable process is too often ignored.
Guard your reputation
Being known as trustworthy is an incalculable benefit to increasing your wealth. If you’ve fallen short before, make it a goal to change your reputation beginning now. In the final analysis, it becomes difficult indeed to succeed financially when your trust is called into question.
The Solomon Success Team
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