“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
- Have a plan
Prepare your outside work, make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house.
2. Set a goal of ending revolving debt
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Proverbs 22:7 ESV
- Plug the leaks.
If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?
- Give systematically
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.
- Create or reboot an emergencyfund.
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
- Adopt a cause
“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.”
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
- John 3:18
- Transfer Ownership
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.