Proverbs Principles on Finance

  1. Don’t do business with a proud man; everyone will go down together.
  2. The reason for wealth is to have money to give. God gives prosperity to the generous.
  3. One reason for work is to have money to give, otherwise work becomes tedious.
  4. God gives wealth. Don’t imagine it comes from anywhere else.
  5. The fool seeks prosperity. He can now buy all the trouble he wants.
  6. The wise seek God and character. The Lord will give as He wills.
  7. Giving money away buys more than spending ever will.
  8. Generosity to the poor is like lending to the Lord.
  9. The trap set by the wicked is always baited with “a little more”.
  10. A little income like a little bit of honey tastes very good. Too much money, like too much honey makes one vomit.
  11. A miser has much, but he is nauseated.
  12. When God sees one who wants to be rich, He deliberately frustrates him.
  13. The fool gets wealth despite God. His pride is short-lived. His new castle walls cannot keep God’s judgment out.
  14. There are three things that cannot get enough once they are loosed, death, destruction and human eye.
  15. Avoid partnerships. They are a prelude to poverty. (How can God punish one without bringing down the other?
  16. The poor have fewer friends, but they have more reliable ones.
  17. What you think your money is for determines how kind and gentle your tongue will be.
  18. An early inheritance becomes a bitter gift.
  19. Money made with even the smallest lie will first disappear and then later hang you.
  20. You can’t hear the cries of the poor? “What is that…I am sorry but I can’t hear you,” says the Lord.
  21. A wise man keeps to give. A fool spends. That’s how you can tell the difference between the two.
  22. Generosity to the rich is not generosity; it is bribery. Those who bribe will end up poor.
  23. If you can’t fully take care of what you have, say no to more.
  24. You see a quick way to make money; you see what a fool wants you to see.
  25. A man who sees himself as smarter than others is really only lazier.
  26. Laziness can always be rationalized. Diligence just goes to work each day.
  27. Money made a little at a time, stays.
  28. Borrowing is the means of selling yourself into slavery. Often you lose your own bed.
  29. Do not prosecute the needy. God will be their personal attorney.

In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. (Proverbs 21:20)

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. (Proverbs 21:21)