Every man is faced with how to manage finance, in fact, there is no one on the surface of the earth that has not in one way or the other struggled with financial management.
But as a Christian, I have come to the realization that walking in the precepts of God brings the solution to any problem because God is a principled God and whoever walks in His ways will never lose track. “The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes” Psalm 19;8.
Hence, we must apply these principles to make headway:
God is the source of everything. Philippians 4:19 says, “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Proverbs 8:20,21 adds, “I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”
The power of giving. Luke 6:38, a key verse, says, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Also in Deut 14:23, one purpose of tithing was to teach the people of Israel to put God first in their lives.
Be contented with what you have. Hebrews 13:5 puts it succinctly: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
The Scriptures says: “In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury [poverty]” (Prov. 14:23). “He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough” (28:19). It is important to work. “In the beginning God created” (Gen. 1:1). Even God is at work.
Seek Godly Counsel
And finally, seek God’s counsel. Psalm 1:1 declares, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.” A person needing financial advice should not go to someone who makes his living selling the very thing he’s contemplating buying. “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” (Prov. 15:22).
As we learn to follow these eternal principles on personal finances, we will come to know the joy that comes from trusting and obeying God.