God has given us an invitation to a better way of operating financially. A way where we can earn our living through living out our purpose, serving God, rather than chasing the “almighty” dollar. Whether earning through the chase or purposeful service, work is required. When we are earning our living, through service to God, the pace is different, the way we pursue is different, and ultimately the condition of our heart is different. When we realize God is our provider, and operate in his purpose, the pursuit of our livelihood doesn’t come at the expense of all of the people and things that are most important to us.
6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. 7 After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. 8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. 9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
Earn all you can… by HONEST industry
Earn all you can… without paying more for it than it is worth
1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2 On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation. Genesis 2:1-2
Earn all you can… but not at the expense of your neighbor
13 “You must use accurate scales when you weigh out merchandise, 14 and you must use full and honest measures. 15 Yes, always use honest weights and measures, so that you may enjoy a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 16 All who cheat with dishonest weights and measures are detestable to the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 25:13-16