1. Make a Profit
-Think about profit on the same scale as life-and-death. (11:28; 10:16; 11:4, 11:7)
-Work Hard! (14:23, 24, 28:19). Cheap wealth makes costly poverty (22:16).
-Plan for money inside life’s larger riches (15:16 -17, 16:8, 16:16, 19).
-Saying yes to extra pleasures can make us saying no to useful wealth (21:17).
2. Be Patient for Growth
-Avoid comparison, which easily falls into coveting (12:12; also, 11:18).
-Trying to get rich quick makes us poor! (28:20, 22).
-Don’t live on perceptions (13:7-8).
3. Love Your Neighbor
-Relationships built on money will suffer (19:1, 4; 14:21-22)
-Be careful! Commitments of money and borrowing are commitments of the future itself (22:7).
-When you relate to your neighbor, you are relating to God. So, if you build a relationship with a neighbor based on money, you insult the Creator! (14:31).
-If you won’t love your neighbor, maybe your money will after you are gone! (13:22–23).
4. Guard Your Heart
-Use of money is shaped by the heart (15:26–27).
-The love of money ruins justice (17:23; 16:11; 20:23; 22:22-23).
-Wealth is what you think it to be (18:11).
-Don’t interpret yourself highly because you happen to have money (28:11).
5. Give to God
-Money is the means, people are the end (28:3, 6).
-Don’t just “get money in” when you can “send money out” (28:8).
-The heart is a thermostat for money, and money, the thermometer (30:8,9).
Treasure Christ, so that you can “lay up your treasures in Heaven.”
Come, experience Christ’s generosity with you; then share it with others.