WELCOME to the Sunday edition of the Chilanga Premier College entrepreneurship mentorship program.
Yesterday, we started a discussion concerning principles of financial prosperity.
We had indicated yesterday that this discussion will have much of its footing on the Bible.
Therefore, today, we are going to talk about the things you must do (biblical standard) in other to prosper;
There we go…
1.BE A CHEERFUL GIVER
God himself is a giver. He gave us His only son to die for us in atonement of our sin. He loves people that give. It is written in 2 Corinthians 9:7 that “God loves a cheerful giver”. That is why it is stated in these verses that when you give you will not lack and will be giving back also. SOME BIBLE VERSES THAT BACK GIVING INCLUDES; Luke 6:38. Proverb 11:24; Acts 20:34; Matthew 6:1-4; James 1:27.
For money to multiply, you must invest it into something right? Now when we give to the poor, we are investing in them, when we give to the church, we are investing in Gods kingdom and every investment we make, He will replenish you more than you have given.
TITHE AND OFFERING
Yes, it sounds boring, old fashioned and plain stupid. But believe it or not, tithe and offering works. Tithe is the one tenth of all your income either as a salary earner or a business man or a farmer. It is a command from God. He said in Malachi 3:10 that we should bring all the tithes into His storehouse, that there may be meat in His house, and prove Him afterwards, if He will not open the windows of heaven and pour out His blessing, that there shall be no room enough to contain it.
Proverbs 3:9-10 said 9 – Honor the Lord will thy substances, and with the first fruits of all thine increases: 10 – So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wines. If you don’t pay your tithe, you are robbing God. Malachi 3:8.
- HAVE THE FEAR OF GOD
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Psalm 111:10 and Proverbs 1:7. The scripture also said that it is only fools that do not fear the Lord or keep his commandments. Also psalm 112:1 said – Blessed is the man that fear the Lord, that delight greatly in His commandments. So for a man to have Godly prosperity, such a man must possess the spirit of the fear of the Lord for only then will he receive the wisdom to get wealth.
Let’s end here. We will conclude this discussion on Monday. Have a great and productive weekend!