June 28, 2006
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. --Proverbs 13:11
Most likely, I don’t have to tell you that there’s intense pressure to be successful in our world today.
And as a result, there’s also incredible pressure to compromise our character in order to attain the world’s definition of success. This compromise shows itself through dishonesty, greed, and a wealth of other wrong attitudes regarding money.
As a believer, the bottom line is that you must decide that your character is more important than your financial status. And the first financial firewall each of us must build around our families and homes is the firewall of honesty. This requires that we make honest financial decisions 100% of the time!
This means you tell the truth at any cost. It means you always pay your debts. You put in a hard day’s work every day. You’re a fair employer. And you always pay your taxes.
It means you’ll remember that money itself is here today and then gone…but the thing that will last is your character!
YOU MUST DECIDE THAT YOUR CHARACTER IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR FINANCIAL STATUS.