Understanding God’s Financial Plan
Getting a Grip on Your Money – Part 1 of 4
Pastor John Fanous
May 18, 2008
“So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth,
who will trust you with true riches?” Luke 16:11
Five Foundations for Financial Freedom
1. Keep _____________________________________
“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever…” Proverbs 27:23-24
“Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.” Proverbs 13:11
2. Plan _____________________________________
“Plan carefully and you will have plenty; if you act too quickly, you will never have enough.” Proverbs 21:5 (GNT)
3. Save _____________________________________
“The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.” Proverbs 21:20 (The Living Bible)
4. Return _____________________________________
“Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income, and he will fill your barn…” Proverbs 3:9-10 (The Living Bible)
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse… try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” Mal 3:10 (NKJV)
“He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.” Proverbs 19:17
5. Be _____________________________________
“It’s better to enjoy what we have than to always want something else, because that makes no more sense than chasing the wind.” Ecclesiastes 6:9 (CEV)
“If God gives a man wealth and property and lets him enjoy them, he should be grateful and enjoy what he has worked for. It is a gift from God.” Ec 5:19 (GNT)
What most people do: The order God blesses:
1. Earn it 1. Earn it
2. Enjoy it 2.
3. Repay it (past) 3.
4. Save it (future) 4.
5. Give it (eternal) 5.
“If I have put my trust in money, if my happiness depends on wealth… it would mean that I denied the God of heaven.” Job 31:24-25,28 (The Living Bible)