Financial prudence

Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;
hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
Proverbs 27:13

In theory every child of God should be a financial expert. The Bible makes numerous references about money and how to manage it, so that everyone who heeds its advice should know thoroughly how to manage their finances. The word of God teaches us not only how to manage our money but also how to conduct business with third parties. Well, we know that in reality the money is not ours but that we are stewards and managers of the funds God has entrusted to us. In the particular case of today’s portion, the word of God warns us about people who act foolishly with their business and either through ignorance or immorality commit reckless actions with their money.

We must be careful when selecting with whom we associate or deal financially. If the person that proposes a deal is a person of questionable morality we must discard that deal and start looking for another business. If we ignore these warnings it is likely that we will end up losing our share of the investment. In order for us to be successful with personal finances they should be handled with prudence and wisdom. If we follow exactly the instructions of the word of God we will avoid getting into financial entanglements of any kind. To God alone be the glory!

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