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Proverbs and Money

Some devotional help for our children! Kevin DeYoung recently taught his congregation the following 10 Principles on Money from Proverbs.

Ten Principles on Money and Possessions from Proverbs

1. There are extremes of wealth and poverty that provide unique temptations to those who live in them (Prov. 30:7-9).
2. Don’t worry about keeping up with the Jones’ (Prov. 12:913:7).
3. The rich and poor are more alike than they think (Prov. 22:2;29:13).
4. You can’t out give God (Prov. 3:9-1011:2422:9).
5. Poverty is not pretty (Prov. 10:1514:2019:4).
6. Money cannot give you ultimate security (Prov. 11:711:2813:8).
7. The Lord hates those who get rich by injustice (Prov. 21:622:1622-23).
8. The Lord loves those who are generous to the poor (Prov. 14:213119:728:21)
9. Hard work and good decision-making usually lead to increased prosperity (Prov. 6:6-1110:413:1114:24;  21:172022:41327:23-2728:20
10. Money isn’t everything. It does not satisfy (Prov. 23:4-5). It is inferior to wisdom (Prov. 8:10-1118-1924:3-4). It is inferior to righteousness (10:2; 11:4; 13:25; 16:8; 19:22; 20:17; 28:6). It is inferior to the fear of the Lord (Prov. 15:16). It is inferior to humility (Prov. 16:19). It is inferior to good relationships (Prov. 15:1717:1).

While this isn’t the last word, it is helpful. If your kids are old enough, it might be good to print down and use for family devotions. I know I want my children to have a biblical view of money.

Read the whole thing for more insight.

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