In our first unit of study, Keeping God-honoring Attitudes, we were challenged to have a pilgrim’s attitude, a steward’s attitude, a content attitude, a faith attitude, and a work attitude. All of which come from having a God-centered attitude. In our second study, Becoming a Cheerful Giver, we were challenged to willingly honor God with tithes and offerings as God leads us. This third unit of study will focus on Scriptural principles that will direct and guide us to make wise financial decisions.
Credit and Debt
1. How should our debts be paid? ______________________
2. Purchasing on credit should be done with ______________.
3. What does purchasing on credit make you? _____________
4. Does purchasing on credit presume on the future? _______
5. What can purchasing on credit possibly demonstrate?
Matthew 6:11 _________________________
Philippians 4:19 ________________________
“A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion” (Psalm 112:5).
1. To whom can I lend with interest? ______________________
2. How should I lend to those who have need? ____________
Is co-signing on a loan a wise thing to do? ______________
Savings and Investments
1. Is saving money for future needs wise? _________________
2. How can I limit and curtail my expenses? _______________
I Timothy 6:8
3. How can I use my resources responsibly? ________________
As Christians should we pay taxes to the government? ________
1. What should our goal be in financial planning?
I Timothy 5:8
2. Should parents be concerned about leaving an inheritance to their children? _______________________
Note: The word inheritance occurs in 203 verses in the Bible
Proverbs 20:21 cf. Luke 15:11-32 – Prodigal Son
3. What must we guard our hearts against when it comes to an inheritance? ____________________________________
“The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.” Psalm 37:18