Now whether or not you believe these quotes to be untrue, that's up to you. These are some of the core beliefs that I struggled with my whole life. But now I have NEVER been this peaceful about anything or more SURE with what I'm about to tell you. Everywhere I go I just keep hearing the same misquoted verses of scripture in the Bible about making more money or a lot of money.
Have you got family members or church friends who have believed this their whole lives? Or perhaps a stubborn pastor who refuses to accept simple facts about this topic? Yeah, I've heard this all before too! I think we could agree that it's time to shed some light on this subject. Don't you think so?
For this blog post, we'll just stick to the topic of what the Bible actually says about how to make money and how NOT to make money.
7 Misinterpreted Verses from the Bible about Money! ( share this! )
1) “Money is the root of all evil.”
This is a common saying that ONLY comes from people who have none! Those who desperately need it, always have to borrow someone else's money that they can't pay back, and probably won't make enough in their lifetime. #Mic-Drop! What the Bible actually says is this: 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.”
The love of money is simply robbing the poor ( or the rich! ), stealing from the widow, oppressing the fatherless, cheating people out of their paycheck by refusing to pay them and to buy a yacht instead! UNBELIEVABLE!!! Breaking into their homes and taking get their money and possessions. That's ALL the love of money means.
I hope this is helping you!
This is what will happen to people who seek to reek havoc on the poor, the widow, and the fatherless: Exodus 22:22-23 – 22 “Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; 24 And my wrath shall wax hot against you.”
You see? People like you and me love helping the poor, the widow, and the fatherless by GIVING them money or whatever their needs are in the moment! This is WELL PLEASING to God!
2) “I can't bring money into God's house because it's evil”
Seriously? Then why does the LORD command us to bring it into His house in the first place for the benefit of His people? Malachi 3:10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
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3) “Money doesn't grow on trees”
That is just telling your unconscious brain that there isn't enough to go around and there's not an abundance of money for you on this planet. it isn't true! Proverbs 10:4 ” Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”
4) “The meek shall inherit the Earth”
A lot of us grew up in a church somewhere and we have made the mistake of believing the word “meek” means poor or weak. Meek means neither of those things, it's actually a Greek term that means “Strength brought under control.” And we're talking about the mind and being able to control our own thoughts which is “Strength under control”. The ancient Greeks used this term with respect to a wild horse being tamed with a bridle.
The meek shall inherit the earth has NOTHING to do with you being poor which is a gateway or right of passage into Heaven.
>> You want to go to Heaven? Believe that Christ was destroyed for your sins and that He was risen from the dead 3 days later and live your life with a fire of repentance inside you! That's all that's required! 🙂
– YOU SEE??? God LOVES YOU! And He wants you to live in everlasting abundance and in His security!
5) “Rich people are evil?”
You gotta cut this one off as quickly as possible because this just isn't true. You're not going to allow yourself to become what is evil and some of the most caring, kind, loving people are wealthy people with the biggest bank accounts. They have been given the power to use money to show love and help those in need! #MyKindaLifestyle!
Proverbs 3:9 “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your increase;”
6) “If I make money I'll lose my friends”
If that's your belief, maybe it's time for new friends? Proverbs 14:20 “The poor is hated even of his own neighbor but the rich hath many friends.” 😀
7) “I can't out earn my parents”
I haven't really found a good verse to share on this but people are struggling with this belief all the time. If this is holding you back, what does that mean? What would actually happen if earned more? And does that even matter? You're parents want you to live in abundance so WHO CARES?
Here is the best verse I could find: Ecclesiastes 7:12 12 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
(BONUS Quote #8) “Money doesn't buy happiness but DEBT does?”
Well, this is true, but actually, neither does money or debt or being broke! Honestly, the best way to help the poor and the needy is to NOT be one of them! Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Romans 13:8 “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”
Let me know if you have had ANY breakthroughs because of this blog post! I love you and am ready to help you reach your financial goals starting today!
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Imagine waking up and your first words were spoken with the feeling of a grateful heart. Think of all the amazing wonders that have happened in your life right up until this moment, and speak with thanksgiving. Bring the sacrifices of Praise from your lips unto the ears of the Living God. You are alive right now and are most certainly called with a purpose. Today is your chance to touch one more person's life. The problems you have overcome, is the solution for the people who are just beginning to face them right now. By now you are beginning to see a greater opportunity here.
What's Your Purpose in Life?
To love your neighbor as you love yourself is the only way a community will be at its glorious peak. How would it make you feel to be totally surrounded by strangers who waved to you in kindness one after the other? This habit will make a tremendous impact not only on the lives of grateful people, but eventually the ungrateful and the hurting. As the bondage in their lives will break down, you will feel the effects of serving those in need. Personally, I long to see struggling depressed people's lives change forever. Because they don't have to live every day with the dread of the morning. Or to hear them say, “It's Friday, it's finally over.” Only to sink back into that deep abyss all over again.
On a Spiritual level, they can have everlasting life freely. This ticket to Heaven is the Powerful Blood of Jesus Christ. Not only that, but He gives a down payment right at the moment of faith. He puts His Holy Spirit inside you, and there is no second guessing this deeply peaceful presence, of your Divine Creator. In order for you to discover this Amazing Grace, you must embrace an intelligent faith. You need the problem solving Religion of Jesus Christ!
With a word, our LORD drops our jaws! Everyday, Christians all throughout history till this present moment, bare witness to this one testimony: “I sought the LORD, and He heard me! And delivered me from ALL my fears! ~ Psalm 34:4. When our hearts are afraid, we cry out to the Living God, and He hears our prayers. My mother is a widow, and she never stops praising God for His continual provision. Turn from any sin in your life, and call upon the name of the LORD Jesus Christ!
Does God Care About Your Financial Future?
His plan is to also give you a financial shield for this temporary life. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Speak with thanksgiving when you are concerned about this topic. Many people go their entire lives in the fear of “what if this happens or what if that happens”. The fear of torment is the garbage of the mind. Fear only breaks your focus on discovering the task at hand. And what should be your financial focus? Financial freedom. As long as you are serving the needs of the people, you will always be financially free. The amount of money you make reflects the impact you are making on people's lives. You must SOLVE their problems by providing the SOLUTION.
Think of the impact you will now have on complete strangers when you will guide them both Spiritually and Financially! Not only will their lives be changed, but the people who love them will marvel at the transformation of a brand new person. They will see it, and be completely blown away. The number of responses will be countless. Finally, the admiration and respect of friends and family will be endless. They will look back and remember who brought the people together for the family name.
Your breakthrough is closer than you think! All you've got to do is first identify your main problem. And no it's quite obvious that the behavior of other people do not control your life. YOU control your thoughts! YOU are the only one behind the helm! I believe that you have the potential for greatness. You are designed for life everlasting, and this is NOT something you should just gloss over. Look at what's missing in your life. Are you the dad who hardly says yes to going out to dinner with your family? Or do your kids have that spirit of adventure because you are immersing their thoughts with yours? How often to you say, “Let's try something bold and daring!”
By now you will make the decision, and change the course of your life forever. Each and every one of your family's lives will follow in your footsteps. Your attitude will start a burning desire inside them one by one. Their goal will then be to help others get out of their troubled situation. You see what you need to do next, and solve the problem. Getting started is all about educating yourself. When you model what people do, you will get their results, and success leaves clues. What is left behind is a trail to financial diversity. You will become familiar as to why people love to buy things, and will make your life so much easier with multiple income streams instead of just one.
LORD, Let Me Live Another Day!
This is my prayer for myself, my friends, and my family. Because I am asking the Living God for the chance to make a difference in their lives and in your life. By now you are looking for hope that's predictable and secure. Think of all the amazing wonders you will see when you will make the best financial decision of your life. Now is the time to act, CLICK HERE to begin: http://rwborrows.bizbuildermastery.co/
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As I have been going through Empower Network's online marketing courses, mainly the Beginner and the Inner Circle Audios, I came across something interesting.
Several people kept referring back to Robert Kiyosaki's well known book called, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad“. I made up my mind. I went to Barnes and Noble, and I bought the book!
I'm not a fast reader as I like to take my time to read it. It's about how the Rich teach their children about money, and what the Poor and the Middle Class do not. It made quite the impression on me! I actually caught myself doing “double takes” in the book when I read things like, “The Poor and the Middle Class work for money, but the Rich don't work for money. They make money work for them.” When I first read this, it made no sense to me at all. Being raised in a Middle Class family, no body really new the secret to obtaining wealth. After reading through the book, I can start to see things a little clearer. Some of the gears have been turning in my head.
The book takes places on the island of Hawaii. It is a parallel example of a boy being raised with two different beliefs about money. One his father, a well respected government employee, who was a teacher, had plenty of money but was always broke. And a second man who was his best friend's father. All throughout the book he refers to his own father as his “Poor Dad”. He called his best friend's father his “Rich Dad”.
He reflects on some of his best childhood memories, which is most of the time era in the book. It was around the age of 9 when he started asking questions about money. When he confronts his Poor Dad, he asks, “Dad, how do we make money?” His father's reply was that of almost every American Dad. “Son, get a good education, and find yourself a good ‘secure' job with benefits, and retirement so you can have money when you're older.” But his father could only give him a blank staring answer. He even admits that he didn't know how to make a lot of money. Seeing the little look of sadness on his son's face, he said, “Why don't you go ask Mike's dad? He's a wealthy man!
Mike grew up with Robert, and was his best friend. Mike's father had a small little empire to his name. He owned several business' and had millions.
His Rich Dad drew out a simple diagram that a couple of 9 year old could understand. When I saw the diagram, it made PERFECT sense to me. Maybe I think like a little kid? I do like to play 🙂 Anyway, he taught them through the drawing the difference between a “Asset” and an “Liability”.
He says an Asset is anything that puts money into your pocket, and a Liability is anything that takes money out of your pocket. The Poor and the Middle Class take their incomes and throw it into Liabilities “thinking they are Assets!” But the Rich have Assets like Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, Intellectual Properties etc which puts money directly into their pockets without them being there.
This simple analogy makes so much sense! Why are we being taught this in school? This would have made all the different in so many peoples lives! In the book, he points out how we send our kids to school to learn how to get jobs. They don't teach you how to be financially literate! No wonder why we are all broke!
His Rich Dad taught him this valuable lesson that laid the very foundation of his financial intelligence. After quickly absorbing it, Robert and Mike went back to work for free (another lesson his Rich Dad was teaching him) when he saw the manager taring off half of the front cover of the comic books. They asked the manager what she was doing. She replied that she gives the top half of the comic as credit for the new comics coming in that day and just throws away the older comics.
Robert and Mike waited for the distributor to arrive at the store. When he arrived, they asked him if they could have the comics that were being thrown out. He said they could take them, but only if they work at the store, and only if they promised not to re-sell them. Mike and Robert happily agreed!
They began piling up comics in Mike's basement, and started a comic library! For 10 cents, kids could read as many comics as they liked for 2 hours after school. Since 1 comic cost 10 cents, and kids could read 4 or 5 in 2 hours, it was a bargain! Robert and Mike's comic book library average over $9 a week! They listened to their Rich Dad and made money work for them. He was so proud that they came up with this all on their own. But they would not have gotten far at all, if they did not have the financial foundation from Mike's father.
This book has been such a good read and as simple as it is, it's a real eye opener for me. Robert Kiyosaki stresses all throughout the book about growing your financial intelligence, not your investments. The smarter you are, the risk of investing is reduced significantly. I'm a big believer in that!
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