“God cares about honesty in the workplace; your business is his business.” Proverbs 16:11 (MSG)
God doesn't bless dishonesty. The Bible says, "The Lord demands fairness in every business deal" (Proverbs 16:11 NLT). That includes wages, sales, and taxes.
If you want God's blessing on your finances, you have to be honest. You can't rip people off. Profit made dishonestly always brings trouble – always.
"The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it." (Proverbs 10:22 NIV)
Have you ever known anybody who made money, and it just brought trouble? You will always reap what you sow. If you are dishonest with others, it will be returned to you. If you think you haven't been caught, understand that the clock is still ticking. You cannot mock God and get away with it.
Be honest with your finances: “It is the Lord's blessing that makes you wealthy” (Proverbs 10:22 TEV).
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Your finances are important to God. Saddleback Resources offers Managing Our Finances God’s Way, a seven-week, video-based study for small groups or individuals that will inspire you to live debt-free and/or manage finances in a way that enables you to respond to God’s calling on your life.
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America's largest and most influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community for pastors. © Copyright 2011 Rick Warren.