My 5 for Friday (December 30, 2016)

With a new year ahead, it is time to evaluate your financial situation. Whether you are reviewing the previous twelve months or setting budgets and goals for the upcoming calendar year or preparing to pay your taxes – now is a good time to prayerfully consider you role as a steward of God’s resources.

Here are some valuable links to help you do just that in this week’s My 5 for Friday:

  • Crown Financial Ministries. Need a helpful resource for biblical teaching and advice for managing money God’s way? Then check out Crown. For decades, this ministry has equipped servant leaders to live by God’s design.
  • 101 Biblical Proverbs About Money by Tim. It doesn’t get any more straightforward than this. The book of Proverbs is a treasure trove of principles for wise financial management. Here are 101 verses from Proverbs about money, organized into 10 categories. You need to check this out.
  • The Money Theme in Acts by Jon Gleason. We know that money is an important thread in the book of Proverbs, but did you know it is a noticeable theme in the book of Acts? “For all you rich people out there,” writes Jon Gleason over at Mind Renewers, “here are 26 passages in the Book of Acts that have some reference to money.”
  • The Role of Government from David Teis. “So how is the Christian supposed to respond to this God ordained authority?” asks David Teis. Providing some very helpful teaching on the role of civil government, he reminds us to pay our taxes “to support the function of those who protect us.” Paying your taxes is a very Christian thing to do.
  • 5 Important Money Calculators to Check Out by Art Rainer. Art Rainer encourages you to “to take some time and play around with these calculators. They may be the very things you need to understand how you can better manage your money.” Want more insightful calculators? Then be sure to visit Bankrate and The Calculator Site.

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