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The Richest Man in Babylon. How did Arkad do it? Determination Clear Plan 10% reserved for yourself Control Expenditures Increase your ability to earn Make dwelling valuable. Grow To The Goal (Insure Future Income). Adequate protection of current possessions

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The richest man in babylon
The Richest Man in Babylon

  • How did Arkad do it?

  • Determination

  • Clear Plan

  • 10% reserved for yourself

  • Control Expenditures

  • Increase your ability to earn

  • Make dwelling valuable


Grow to the goal insure future income
Grow To The Goal (Insure Future Income)

  • Adequate protection of current possessions

    • Insurance against calamities

    • Congregational Problems (elders, Bible knowledge, love each other, respect authority)

  • Caution in investments (Prov. 15:27)

    • Don’t follow uninformed advisors

    • Avoid deceivers

    • Secure experienced and trustworthy aids


Work is our friend
Work is our Friend

  • Men of action are favored by good luck

    • Work is a good thing (Adam kept the garden before sin entered the world)

    • God prospered Joseph (Gen. 39:1-6)

    • Opportunity seen and taken (Prov. 13:11)

  • Wisdom is valued above gold (Prov. 16:16)

    • work smart as well as hard

    • rich quick schemes blind men (Prov. 20:21)


Camel trader illustration
Camel Trader Illustration

  • Overwhelmed by debt (he became a thief, was caught, and became a slave)

  • Soul of a Slave? (Prov. 22:7)

    • slave to desires, slave to debts

    • debts rule, ruin reputation, run you out of town

  • Soul of a Freeman?

    • Debtors are friends: Gal. 4:16

    • Debts are your responsibility: Rom. 13:7-10

    • 10% saved, 20% repaid, 70% lived on (Prov. 3:27-28)


1 timothy 6
1 Timothy 6

  • Godliness is the greatest gain 6

  • Wealth is temporal 7-8

  • Those seeking wealth 9-10

  • Men of God seek heaven 11-12

  • Wealth is a tool to be used 17-19

  • Pursue eternal life with the same degree of determination some men use to chase after this world’s wealth


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