The following are specific ways God instructs Christians not to make money, as laid out in the Bible.
God specifically spells out ways we are NOT to make money:
• NOT by LYING—
“Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death“ (Proverbs 21:6).
• NOT by INJUSTICE—
“Better is a little with righteousness, than vast revenues without justice“ (Proverbs 16:8).
• NOT by AN EVIL EYE—
“A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not consider that poverty will come upon him“ (Proverbs 28:22).
• NOT by GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES—
“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished“ (Proverbs 28:20).
• NOT by SLOTHFULNESS—
“How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man“ (Proverbs 6:9-11).
• NOT by THE REVENUE OF THE WICKED—
“In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.” (Proverbs 15:6)
• NOT by CHEATING—
“Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight“ (Proverbs 11:1).
• NOT by DISHONESTY—
“Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase” (Proverbs 13:11).
This information is contained in the study booklet, Financial Turning Points by Dr David Jeremiah. For additional information from Dr Jeremiah on this subject, you can order the CD, “Proverbs About Prosperity” from the Powerful Principles from Proverbs series.
Dr Jeremiah is the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, and chancellor of Christian Heritage College. His radio and television broadcast, “Turning Point,” is heard on more than 1000 outlets. Information about all Turning Point books, study guides, and message albums are available in the United States by calling 1-800-947-1993.
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