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The Importance of Tithing

honoring God with the firstfruits of your income
The tithe is 10% of your income, and it should be given to God faithfully. Tithing honors the Scriptural principles of generously providing for religious leaders, giving to those in need, and laying up treasures in heaven.

No One Can Serve Both God and Money

insights from the failure of Biblical characters
Loving God requires wholehearted commitment: heart, soul, mind, and strength. If we resist God’s control in any area of our lives, we foster weaknesses that lead to temptation and compromise.

Understanding Cycles of Riches and Poverty

learning to be content at all times
Riches and poverty are not permanent conditions in the life of an individual, family, or nation. They are variable factors that are related to the higher purposes that God achieves through them.

Losing a job is rarely seen as a good thing, especially since financial pressures can cause tremendous tensions in a marriage and family.

What’s in a Good Name?

key factors behind a good name
Your name represents you, your life, and who you are. It speaks of the work you do and how you do it. Your name embodies your reputation.

Living Within Your Income

a key to financial freedom
Learning to live within your income involves recognizing your true needs and practicing contentment when those needs are met. This discipline helps you avoid debt and allows you to share surplus resources with those in need.

Tracing Financial Loss to Violations of God’s Word

far-reaching consequences for personal sins
Financial losses can be consequences of selfish attitudes, immorality, a lack of diligence, or other failures, such as we find described in the following proverbs.

How to Maintain a Good Name

representing Christ with integrity and compassion
A good name is more valuable than riches, because it can’t be bought with money. It has to be earned moment by moment, day by day, decision by decision. Having a good name means living in a way that earns the trust of others.

How to Build Sales Resistance

avoid purchasing overpriced, overrated items
One key to living in financial freedom is the ability to make wise purchases. Consider the following points and ask good questions before you buy something; then you can avoid unwise spending and the regrets that usually follow foolish choices.

God Keeps Records

tallies of the Almighty
God is eternal and all-knowing; therefore He knows all things at all times. Scripture tells us of a number of records that God keeps—records that reflect His power, faithfulness, and love.

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