Practical, Pithy and Poetic: Proverbs Yields Plenty of Advice on Wealth and Money

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The book of Proverbs, found in the Bible and the Jewish Ketuvim (Writings), is a truly remarkable work of literature. It serves up a continuous barrage of practical advice and astute observations on any number of topics. It is truly timeless: written some three millennia ago, it remains uncannily relevant into the twenty-first century.

I believe there is great benefit in studying the book of Proverbs – no matter what your religious beliefs, inclinations or background may be.

In a brief reading of Proverbs, I identified over 70  passages that address wealth, finances and money. The first passage is found at the bottom of this article

In the weeks to come, I plan to post a new proverb on the weekdays that I’m not publishing other articles. This should take us well into 2017.

Enjoy. And profit from the wisdom found in Proverbs.

Cheers, Paul

Proverb #1: Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)

P.S. A large portion of Proverbs is ascribed to Solomon, king of Israel: dates for Solomon’s reign are circa 970 to 931 BC.  He’s the guy who said there is nothing new under the sun.”

And for examples of contemporary Jewish ‘wisdom’, I give you…..

Showing up is 80 percent of life. — Woody Allen

Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.  — Andy Grove (1936-2016) co-founder of the Intel Corporation. As a Jewish lad growing up in Nazi-occupied Hungary, Mr. Grove knew a thing or two about paranoia.

© 2016 Paul J Reimold

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

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