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Monday, July 15, 2013

Maintain Integrity, Depend On God’s Provision

In summary of Proverbs 16:11 and 10:22 it says, "The Lord demands accurate scales and balances;he sets the standards for fairness" and "The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it."

Bottom Line:
God wants us to be fair in our business dealings; he is the one who sets standards for fairness.  It’s what God gives that makes you rich.  What he gives comes with no trouble.

What this means to me:

God wants me to be accurate and fair in my dealings.  God is the one I should look to for the standard on what is fair and what is not.  I don’t need to try to make things happen in my own strength.  God has promised to meet all my financial needs.  I just need to (1) ask him for help; (2) learn to be content; (3) practice giving in faith; and (4) maintain my integrity.  God will not bless dishonesty on my part. If I want God's blessing on my finances, I need to be honest. I can't take advantage of others or a situation.  Any profit I make dishonestly will always bring trouble my way.  I need to remember that I will always reap what I sow. If I’m dishonest with others, it will be returned to me. If I think I haven't been caught, understand that the clock is still ticking. I cannot mock God and get away with it.  So I need to be honest with my finances and remember: "It is the Lord's blessing that makes you wealthy." (Proverbs 10:22 TEV)