God’s Plan to Riches

English Audio Version

So, you want to come to Jesus.

You’ve listened to the televangelists proclaim God’s promises, and you want a piece of the pie.

You hope for money, a fine house, a sleek car, and lots of goodies to impress your friends.

You’ve even underlined the passages in the Word that reveal the good things God has said you can have.

You’re ready to sign on the dotted line just to have the good stuff.

You can’t afford to overlook Proverbs 13:4.

“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”

The Bible tells us it rains on the just and the unjust.

Evil people get rich, and many devout believers have little to their name.

Does it make any sense that getting saved will automatically open heaven’s treasury to fill up your bank account with lots of cash?

The verse tells you that the lazy person (the sluggard) wants and expects a rich life, but they don’t work and so do without.

It’s the person who gets off the sofa and looks for a job (the diligent person) who gets the financial reward.

Here’s God’s plan to riches:

First, get an education.

Second, search for a job.

Third, continue your education so you can get a better job.

Fourth, spend carefully. Be wise in your purchases.

Fifth, leave room in your budget to be generous with your paycheck. Don’t have it spent before you receive it.

Here’s the thing about God’s Plan to Riches.

If your every thought is about spending the next dollar, you’ll never get there. The first hiccup along the way will toss you off into financial ruin. Being generous is vital. It’s a state of mind that says you don’t need to spend every dollar. You can live below your means and be content.

God wants you to be successful. That’s his plan. Now get off the sofa and do it.

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