PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL INCREASE

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“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For He makes his sun rise on they evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:44-45 ESV)

As believers, we boast of a supernatural advantage. This is not an empty boast because we indeed have overcome the world by the Spirit of God in us.

However, our anchor scripture points out that, many times, both good and evil people enjoy the benefits of God’s creation, that is, the rising of the sun and the sending of rain.

In the light of this, we see that it doesn’t matter the nature of a man, if he makes use of certain financial principles, he will prosper.

Yet as believers, we have a supernatural advantage. It births in us the wisdom of God that is practicable in human terms. God gives us wisdom, which makes us valuable, and that value brings money.

If our money must fund the gospel, we must be wise in seeking its increase. Let’s look at some practical steps to do that.

The first is saving. This is probably the most emphasized method of financial increase for good reason. As christians, we always pray to avert disasters, which is good.

However, financial or physical emergencies are bound to happen, which only money can answer to. Not only prayer, your savings will definitely be a life saver at those times.

See how the Bible puts it:
“The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.” Proverbs 21:20 TLB

It is only wise to save. It can be quite hard to put a percentage of your income aside, especially when it’s not enough. However, it is a culture that should be imbibed early because even when you have plenty, you may squander it all if you don’t learn to save now.

When you refuse to save, you prolong your stay in financial scarcity because there won’t be a reserve to invest in new opportunities that will come your way. This brings us to our next point.

Saving alone may not be enough for steady financial increase and independence. It is a means to an end. Investment in different ventures that will earn you more money is also wise.

“Divide your gifts among many, for in the days ahead you yourself may need much help.” (Ecclesiastes 11:2 TLB)

Investment takes patience and tenacity because not all ventures will yield gain. Take time to research avenues by which to invest and be courageous if it does not yield gain immediately or at all.

Think of the long term benefits. Don’t be so desperate for a quick financial increase that you invest in the wrong venture (Proverbs 13:11).

Beloved, the wisdom of God has made you wise. Therefore, it will do you and the gospel much good when you use God’s wisdom to make money that will sponsor His work.

Bible Reading Plan
Luke 8:40-56, Colossians 3:15-25, Psalms 130-131, 1 Chronicles 15-16

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