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Constructing a solid financial foundation
for your family
A Solid Financial Foundation
For Your Family
by Joyce Shoemaker
3 John 2 (KJ) – “Beloved, I wish above
all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.”
When people think of a foundation, they think of a
thick slab of concrete which securely supports the steel
girders and beams during the construction of a building.
Before a sky scraper goes up, there is a timeframe of
much activity down in the trenches of the foundation
before the outline of a building emerges. The success
of the building is largely determined by the time, effort
and preparation of the foundation.
Building a solid financial foundation for your family
is like the preparation of a concrete foundation for
a building. Both require groundwork and accurate application
of skills and techniques. It’s God’s Word
that is the foundation for the building of our finances.
It provides clear instructions for us on how to build
a solid financial foundation. His Word will not return
void when we speak, believe and act on it!
The following principles from God’s Word serve
as invaluable biblical building blocks for financial
- Hope – Jeremiah 19:11 (NKJ) – “For
I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future.” God’s Word
promises a good plan for us. In 3 John 2 it clearly
tells us that God means for His covenant people to
prosper and be in health.
- Conviction is good, but condemnation is evil –
Romans 8:1 tells us that there is no condemnation
to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after
the flesh, but after the Spirit. Satan will try to
heap shame and guilt on you to keep you from financial
victory. Acknowledge that such condemnation is from
the devil and refuse to accept any part of it.
- God owns everything – “Everything in
the heavens and the earth…” 1 Chronicles
29:11 “The cattle on a thousand hills,”
which means all of the cattle and everything else,
Psalm 50;10. (NKJ)
So begin your foundation with the Hope that God plans
to prosper you and not to harm you. Add a layer of understanding
that conviction is good and condemnation is not of the
Spirit. Top off your foundation with the knowledge that
God Owns Everything and we are required to be faithful
stewards of the resources God entrusts to us.
Learn how to apply God’s wisdom to your own finances
and you too can have a solid financial foundation built
on God’s Word!