Thursday, June 10, 2010

(Quick wealth Series) How to make QUICK wealth: Making money the Jesus way (Part 4)

Finally, I will quote a brief verse.

Jesus said in Matthew 23:17 “Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?”

A core Christian belief is that the human – not a building – is the house/temple of God. If we apply this loosely to the verse, the temple (or human) is greater than the gold (the money)

A key thing to know is Money is a BY-PRODUCT of financial intelligence. People put a lot of emphasis on the money (the gold) and things related to the money, like the job, the deal, the employment, the business – and so on. They forget the key thing and the most important element - The MIND.

If you develop a smart mind, you are able to take advantage of changes that WILL come. You may not be employed forever and I don’t say that to scare you, but very hard working people have lost their jobs suddenly. The global financial climate is EXTREMELY erratic. Some of the companies I had dreamed of working for went down in the financial crunch – just like so many spiritual leaders have – because life is dynamic and unpredictable.

Furthermore, it is important to push that mental potential into physical action. The parable of the sower (a Christian tale of seeds thrown over different kinds of soil) may also be interpreted to highlight a KEY money principle – It is wise to diversify your portfolio – or income means. So while you work for a job, think of things that can make you money when you are not there, like stocks, or royalty, or investment – because like the parable of the sower, about 25% of seed went to fertile ground - the other did NOT bear reasonable fruit. SO if you have pined all your hopes on a 50% that goes bust, what do you do?

So, finally (finally), that's all folks - like the great bunny will say.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I plan to go back and re-read this and try to apply this more in my own life. And by all means, these principles are not exhaustive, so if you have a ‘hot tip’, let me know, in a note or something – and tag ME!


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