Investing & Scripture

Successful Investing According to Scripture
John 8:32: TRUTH shall set you free.
Be willing to unlearn the old way of thinking,
as that is what got you to where you are now!

You are God’s Trustee
I Chronicles 29: 11-12 It all belongs to God
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lords
I Corinthians 10:26 The earth is the Lords and everything in it
Ephesians 3:20 God can do more than we can even imagine

Every Family Needs a Plan
Genesis 2:24 Become one with your spouse
Genesis 18:13-14 Be obedient to God and He will give you beyond your expectations
Isaiah 43:18-19 Don’t focus on the past and your limitations
John 3:16 God had a plan and worked his plan
Philippians 4:11-13 Money is a tool

Establish Your Long-Term Goals
Proverbs 16:1-3 As you seek the Kingdom, your goals will change
Proverbs 16:9 In his heart, a man plans his course
Proverbs 20:5 The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters
Proverbs 21:5 Plans of the diligent lead to profit
Ephesians 5:15-17 God might be redirecting your steps

Seek Wise Investment Counsel & Knowledge
Psalms 1:1-3 Do not walk in the counsel of the wicked… Christians prosper when they please God
Proverbs 15:6 The righteous have treasures, and the wicked have troubles
Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction
Proverbs 22:7 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches shall come to want
Hosea 4:6 People suffer due to lack of knowledge
Romans 13:10-12 Love does no harm…put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light
I Peter 2:9-11 Abstain from sinful desires which war against your soul

Diversify Prudently
Proverbs 11:28 He that trusted in his riches shall fall but the righteous shall flourish
Ecclesiastes 11:2 Give a portion to seven or even to eight, for you don’t know where disaster might strike.
I Corinthians 4:5 Bring to light the hidden things
I Peter 4:11 Use the gifts you have received to serve others and to please God

Know Your TRUE Investment Costs
Proverbs 28:22 Poverty awaits a stingy man
Luke 14:28-30 Know the total costs before you start
I Corinthians 13:4-7 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth

Build Wealth Steadily
Proverbs 24:4 Knowledge brings precious and pleasant riches
Proverbs 28:20-22 A faithful man will be blessed but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished

Maintain Peace of Mind
Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want…He restores my soul
Psalm 34:14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it
Psalm 131:1-2 Trust in God for blessings
Ecclesiastes 5:10-14 Greater wealth brings greater anxiety, not greater satisfaction
Ecclesiastes 11:10 Banish anxiety from your heart
Philippians 3:14 Be blameless and pure doing what pleases God
I Timothy 6:6-10 Be content…thankful for what you have
Hebrews 12:11 Discipline produces a harvest of righteousness and peace