Personal Development, Finance and Investing For Filipinos
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Financial Education is your best investment.
In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
Quoting this quote from William Marrion Branham, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Have you ever witnessed that to be the truth? Put God first. Pay your tithes first. Pay everything first. Pay God. Pray first at morning. Pray all through the day. Give God the first place in everything. You'll be a witness."
I'd like to share some biblical guidelines to achieve financial freedom and prosperity from our senior pastor, Ptr. David A. Sobrepeña of Word of Hope (A Christian Family Church).
Enjoy and be blessed!
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field,
A. Desire Is Never Satisfied
How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness. When our life focuses on “getting more money,” we have the wrong focus.
Whoever loves money never has enough;
B. The Desire Leads To More Evil
Money in itself is not wrong, but loving money leads to all sorts of sin.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
C. The Desire Separates Man From God
You cannot serve God and mammon. Mammon, in the New Testament of the Bible is commonly thought to mean money, material wealth, or any entity that promises wealth, and is associated with the greedy pursuit of gain.
No one can serve two masters.
D. Consequences Of Loving Money
1. Forget God
11 Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. 12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
2. Stop Trusting God
24 “If I have put my trust in gold
2. Be Deceived
Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”
Violations Of God's Principles (Other Causes Of Financial Bondage)
When you don't have enough money, ask yourself these questions?
1. Do I really need more?
2. Did I already misuse what God gave me?
3. Is God testing my faith?
4. Have I violated biblical principles?
Testing of Faith
All that I am, all that I have, all that I hope to have belongs to God.
1. Stinginess (not same as thrift)
24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
This attitude says, "I do whatever I want with my money."
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
The plans of the diligent lead to profit
for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;
Lazy hands make for poverty,
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
All hard work brings a profit,
"Indolence" means habitual laziness. An excessive love of comfort or pleasure that causes a person to habitually neglect work or duties.
6. Craftiness (Get Rich Quick Schemes)
Those who work their land will have abundant food,
Everything we possess, everything we own, every ability we have; all of it is from the Lord and belongs to the Lord.
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ABOUT THE BLOGGER
Ralph "Rap" was born and raised in the Philippines. A Financial Literacy Advocate. An I.T. by Profession. An Investor. A Business Minded. An Introvert. A Photography Enthusiast. A Travel and Personal Finance Blogger (Lakbay Diwa and Kuripot Pinoy). A Traveler. An Adventurous. A Mountain Hiker. A Dreamer.
Currently, working my way towards time and financial freedom.