Bowie Apostolic Church
Proverbs Day 22
Posted on January 25th, 2013

Asset Management

Prov 27:23 Know well the condition of your flocks,
And pay attention to your herds;
24 For riches are not forever,
Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
25 When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
26 The lambs will be for your clothing,
And the goats will bring the price of a field,
27 And there will be goats' milk enough for your food,
For the food of your household,
And sustenance for your maidens.

Prov 28:19 He who tills his land will have plenty of food,
But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
Unfortunately, not enough people realize that you can go to the bible for issues such as finance. It is full of wisdom for everyday living. Asset management is not exactly at the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially in a biblical context. Remember the bible is written in an era where one of the most consistently lucrative business ventures was agriculture. Therefore, your fields and your flocks would be your assets. In our society, most work corporate, service or industrial jobs. In our economy, our assets are not just income, but our vehicles, homes, savings, retirement and other possessions. This all factors into our net worth.

When the bible says “know well the condition of your flocks,” it is telling us that our financial state should be something that we are well aware of. In order for us to live within our means, we must know our means. We should know our assets and our debts. 

Do you know your credit card debt? Do you know how long it will take for you to pay them off? Are you working toward that end? What about your mortgage? Did you know a 30 year mortgage could be paid off in far less time? Do you know how to reassign your assets to do so? 

These are questions that we should have ready answers for. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you should search them out as well as search out expert advice. Remember: 

“in multitude of counsellers there is safety. (Proverbs 24:6)” 

Manage your assets and use them well. Don't let them use you. Occupy your time well. If we follow "empty pursuits," we "will have poverty in plenty."


Posted in Bible 2013, Proverbs    Tagged with finances, asset management, business, wealth


1 Comments

Sis. Mae - July 22nd, 2013 at 8:50 PM
Bodily excercise profits (a little),
But excercise unto godliness is better (I Tim. 4:8).
Likewise,
"True Riches" are better,
But faithfulness in unrighteous mammon has it's place (Lk. 16:1-12; v.11).
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

COMPLETE: Prov. 22:__; A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself:
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