Enduring Wisdom Keys

The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.Deuteronomy 28:12

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:19-21

He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. –Isaiah 33:6

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  • The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. —Psalm 24:1

  • When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe His commands, His laws and His decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God…You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant…” —Deuteronomy 8:10-14,17,18

  • Wisdom: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.” —Proverbs 8:17-21

  • In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. -Proverbs 16:9
  • Make plans by seeking advice.- Proverbs 20:18
  • Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. -Proverbs 15:22
  • The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. -Proverbs 12:5
  • Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. -Proverbs 16:3
  • May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. -Psalms 20:4
  • The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. -Proverbs 21:5
  • Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. -Proverbs 19:21
  • The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.” -Isaiah 14:24
  • The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the works of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but will borrow from none. —Deuteronomy 28:12

  • For the LORD your God will bless you as He has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. —Deuteronomy 15:6

  • The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. —Proverbs 22:7

  • The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously. —Psalm 37:21

  • Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another. —Romans 13:8 (Amplified version)

  • He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe. —Proverbs 11:15

  • A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. —Proverbs 17:18

  • Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts. —Proverbs 22:26

  • Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. —Proverbs 3:9-10

  • Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Matthew 6:19-21

  • Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there you heart will be also. —Luke 12:33-34

  • Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. —Luke 6:38

  • Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. —1 Timothy 6:17-19

  • Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will. —Romans 12:2

  • No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?…For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. —Matthew 6:24-25,32,33

  • “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” —Jesus (Matthew 16:26)

  • “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” —Jesus (Luke 12:15)

  • If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, “You are my security,” if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,…so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage, then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high. —Job 31:24-25,27-28

  • One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. —Proverbs 13:7

  • And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. —Ecclesiastes 4:4

  • Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” —Hebrews 13:5

  • For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. —Philippians 4:11-13

  • But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. —1 Timothy 6:6-10

  • You still the hunger of those you cherish; their sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children. —Psalm 17:14

  • A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. —Proverbs 13:22

  • Houses and wealth are inherited from parents. —Proverbs 19:14

  • After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. —2 Corinthians 12:14

Tithing Before the Law of Moses
  • [The priest of God Most High] met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. —Hebrews 7:1-2
Tithing Continued in the Law of Moses
  • A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD….The entire tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod—will be holy to the LORD. —Leviticus 27:30,32
Tithing Affirmed by the Prophets
  • “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty. —Malachi 3:10-12
Tithing Validated by Jesus
  • Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—…. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. —Matthew 23:23
  • Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your…garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.—Luke 11:42
  • Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet itstores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. —Proverbs 6:6-8

  • In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. —Proverbs 21:20

  • Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. —Proverbs 13:11

  • Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servant girls. —Proverbs 27:23-27

  • Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? —Luke 14:28

  • take a fifth of the harvest…store up the grain…during the seven years of abundance…to be used during the seven years of famine that will come… —Genesis 41:34-36

  • Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure. —Genesis 41:49

  • Joseph said to the people, “…here is seed for you so you can plant the ground. But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it…The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children. —Genesis 47:23-24