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Seeking Biblical Financial Counsel

Seeking Biblical Financial Counsel

Throughout life, we receive advice from many sources. As a kid, I often ignored my parents’ wise guidance, only realizing later how right they were. The same principle applies with finances – we must seek and heed sound biblical counsel, not just popular worldly perspectives.

Proverbs 15:22 warns that “plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Without godly input, people stumble spiritually and financially. But there is safety in biblical wisdom.

Today, many Youtube “gurus” offer fear-based financial advice to gain clicks and followers. They proclaim imminent economic collapse. While extremes attract attention, such counsel often lacks eternal perspective.

Some secular advisors unwittingly echo biblical money principles like living below your means and diversifying investments. But they ultimately aim at dying with the most toys, not honoring God. Scripture gives a very different outlook.

Throughout the Bible, we see dire results when God’s people don’t seek His counsel regarding big decisions and instead rely on ungodly input. They stray into deception and destruction. As Christians, we are called to a higher standard.

Seeking financial advice is wise, but choose advisors carefully. Godly counsel integrates biblical values into practical guidance. Money management aligns with stewarding all of life for God’s purposes and eternal rewards.

Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to financial mentors focused on His Kingdom, not just worldly success. Those grounded in scriptural wisdom can help apply timeless financial principles in your life today. Let iron sharpen iron.

With so many competing voices, anchor your financial decisions in biblical truth. Evaluate counsel based on eternal impact, not just money management. Seek advisors who share your Christian values. Choose wisdom that endures.

In Christ,

Stephen H. Hammond



Stephen H. Hammond, president and founder of Christian Values Investing Inc., established the first “fee-only” Biblical responsible investment advisory firms in 1993 to help Christians align investments with their values and better manage finances from a biblical perspective. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a finance degree and worked in the Investment Banking industry before joining Merrill Lynch in 1988. Stephen is a published author and speaker, a spirit-filled Christian who traces his faith heritage to preacher ancestors. In 2005, he established the nonprofit Covenant Financial Ministries to teach biblical stewardship principles and money management. Stephen has decades of experience in money management and financial planning. and serves with Kingdom Advisors and the National Association of Christian Financial Consultants. He has appeared on radio and television, spoken at churches, and authored books including Mission Possible: An Investment Guide for Christians and The Successful Life Manager. He married Angela in 1990, and has two adult children.

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