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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.

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.

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.

Understanding Five Life Roles

become a successful person, provider, proclaimer, partner, parent
There are five basic roles in life that each person can fulfill or help others fulfill. These life roles include being a mature person, a skilled provider, an effective proclaimer of truth, a loving marriage partner, and a wise parent.

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.

Four Purposes for Money

provision, direction, fellowship, and demonstration
Do you look to money to provide you with security, establish your independence, or equip you to exercise power and wield influence? Today, many people would identify these goals as appropriate purposes for money.

The Benefits of Using an Accounting System

why it is worthwhile to keep financial records
Maintaining an effective accounting system is an investment in your future and in the welfare of your family. It equips you to be an excellent steward of the resources God entrusts to you and helps you accomplish the following goals:

Heeding the Cautions of Your Wife

listen to your wife’s counsel
When God designed the roles of husband and wife, He fashioned the wife as a helpmate for her husband. Among other gifts, God often grants the wife an alertness and discernment that He may not initially give to the husband.

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