When we consider how the Bible describes riches and wealth, there is one word that is frequently misinterpreted and disputed by many. It's referred to as "contentment." Paul simply stated in his letter to Timothy that he had "enough food and clothing" (see 1 Timothy 6:6-8).
Being wealthy, it appears, does not imply having a lot of money and a drive to collect more. Rather, it is contentment with what God provides. However, do you wish to live a wealthy and prosperous life according to the Bible? Here are some biblical advice.
1. Be content with what is enough to meet your needs
"But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. (1 Timothy 6:6)
Contentment is a great attribute for anyone who want to make money. As long as what you have is enough to meet your needs, then you should be highly contended.
2. Beware of the desire to get more than what you need
"But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
As we said earlier, you should be very careful of the desire to acquire more things after you already gotten some. There is always an inner desire to get more and as Christians, we need to overcome that desire. If you want to be rich ,be contented.
3. Trust in God for everything, including your enjoyment
"Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment." (1 Timothy 6:17).
However, you social status should not make you loose your trust in God. You should not trust in your riches but you should instead trust in God and he will bless you more abundantly. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)
4. Be rich in good works.
"He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness." (2 Corinthians 9:10)
For you to enjoy the promises of God, you need to be rich in doing God's work. Take your time to give to the poor and also to help those around you. If you do all these, you are definitely attracting God's favour and He will surprise you.
5. Don't be lazy, but work hard
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.(Colossians 3:23-25)
The most important way to get rich is to be hardworking and industrious. Get a job you are doing so that God will see what He can bless. There is no food for a lazy man and we need do as Paul advised the Colossians church to do. God will help us.
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