MANAGING YOUR MONEY – NUGGETS – PART 16
NUGGETS OF FIREPROOF INVESTMENTS
MANAGING YOUR MONEY
All Scriptures taken from the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.bblx e-Sword Bible program module. Original work at www.unfoldingword.org. Son Of Man Bible e-Sword module (SOMB.bblx and SOMB.bbli), The Word module (SOMB.ont), and MySword module (SOMB.bbl.mybible), were created and edited by Gene Benjamin II. These Bible modules are available for download on PC, Apple, Android, and other Linux devices from www.biblesupport.com and www.wordmodules.com. On biblesupport.com do a search for “Unlocked Literal Bible 9” then scroll down, and on wordmodules.com do a search for “Son Of Man Bible” then scroll down. Email me at anapto2 at gmail dot com to receive a simple but complete word processsing Son Of Man Bible, or to receive my chronology spreadsheet that ties directly to the SOMB.
Yahuwah owns everything, we don’t own anything. Psalm 24:1-2, “The earth is Yahuwah’s, and its fullness, the world, and all who live in it. 2For he has founded it upon the seas and established it on the rivers.” Colossians 1:16, “For by him all things were created, those in the heavens and those on the earth, the visible and the invisible things. Whether thrones or dominions or governments or authorities, all things were created by him and for him.” We are on this planet to serve our Master Yahusha. We are to be good stewards of our own lives, and of everything we own. We are simply managers of his earth and its resources. Our good stewardship glorifies Yahusha.
Be content with what you have and stop coveting what others have. Hebrews 13:5, “Let your conduct be free from the love of money. Be content with the things you have, for Yahuwah himself has said, “I will never leave you, nor will I forsake you.”” 1 Timothy 6:7-8, “For we have brought nothing into the world. Neither are we able to take out anything. 8Instead, let us be satisfied with food and clothing.” We think we need a lot more than food and clothing. Adam and Eve only needed food, Yahuwah’s glory was their covering before the fall. I believe our basic needs are food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. Some would put healthcare before transportation, but I believe that if you eat according to the Torah, you won’t need very much healthcare. And, after all, Yahusha is our perfect Doctor, fully capable of healing you and keeping you in divine health and divine life. Trust him and sign up to be his patient.
Seek first His Kingdom, and submit your requests to Him – Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of Yahuwah and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you.” Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the purpose of Yahuwah that will stand.” We are here to fulfill Yahuwah’s will and plan, not ours. Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in everything by prayer and requests, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to Yahuwah.” Trusting prayer. Believe him. Lean on him.
This comes from Ron Blue, I think. Let’s get our life in the proper order: GIVE (build up your eternal fireproof investment portfolio), GROW (it’s OK to invest in your earthly financial portfolio), DEBTS (pay your debts and owed taxes), LIVE (pay your living expenses).
GIVE: Luke 6:38, “Give, and it will be given to you. A generous amount, pressed down, shaken together and spilling over, will pour into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” Yahuwah measures with percentages. Give the largest percentage of your income that you can give into good faithful kingdom ministries.
GROW: There are many good financial planner individuals, companies, and financial ministries out there. Find a good one to help you invest. Look for Crown Financial Ministries, or Ron Blue. There’s a short list on www.masteryourmoney.com.
DEBTS: Pay your way out of debt as soon as possible. Time is running out. Pay all taxes you owe. Be smart, don’t pay taxes you do not owe. Romans 13:6-7, “Because of this you pay taxes also. For authorities are servants of Yahuwah, who attend to this very thing continually. 7Pay to everyone what is owed to them: tax to whom tax is due; toll to whom toll is due; respect to whom respect is due; honor to whom honor is due.” Matthew 22:16-22, “Then they sent to him their disciples, together with the Herodians. They said to Yahusha, “Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and that you teach Yahuwah’s way in truth. You care for no one’s opinion, and you do not show partiality between people. 17So tell us, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” 18But Yahusha understood their wickedness and said, “Why are you testing me, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin for the tax.” Then they brought a denarius to him. 20Yahusha said to them, “Whose image and name are these?” 21They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Then Yahusha said to them, “Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to Yahuwah the things that are Yahuwah’s.” 22When they heard it, they marveled. Then they left him and went away.” Proverbs 22:7, “Rich people rule over poor people and one who borrows is a servant to the one who lends.” Being in debt is not a sin, but often, our sins of coveteousness, materialism, and idolatry causes us to get into unnecessary debt. Covetousness is sin, Exodus 20:17, “You must not covet your neighbor’s house; you must not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Love of money is sin, 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people who desire it have been misled away from the faith and have pierced themselves with much grief.” You will have a better chance of getting out of debt when you get out of sin first. Repent of your sins today.
LIVE: Try to live free from materialism or consumerism. First, put your money into Yahuwah’s kingdom, then invest in this world, then pay your debts and taxes, then live on what’s left. Yahuwah promised to take care of your needs, not all your wants and lusts. Get your priorities in the right order and live for your Creator and Savior, Yahusha.
So, do you have a life plan and financial plan to get you to the end of time? Psalm 146:1-10, “Praise Yah. Praise Yahuwah, O my soul. 2I give praise to Yahuwah with all my life; I will sing praises to my Almighty as long as I exist. 3Do not put your trust in princes or in mankind, in whom there is no salvation. 4When a person’s life’s breath stops, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans end. 5Blessed is he who has the Almighty of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in Yahuwah his Almighty. 6Yahuwah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; he observes trustworthiness forever. 7He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. Yahuwah frees the prisoners; 8Yahuwah opens the eyes of the blind; Yahuwah raises up those who are bowed down; Yahuwah loves the righteous people. 9Yahuwah protects the foreigners in the land; he lifts up the fatherless and widow, but he opposes the wicked. 10Yahuwah will reign forever, your Almighty, Zion, for all generations. Praise Yah.”
How does Yahuwah take care of all these peoples needs? He does it through his people. He wants to do it through you. Yahuwah owns your finances and you. Let Him help you sort out your life and finances today. Give your life to Yahusha now, before it’s too late.