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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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