John Maxwell on Taking Extra Care with Finances

Westridge Church where Melissa and I attend is in the midst of a series called “Fearless” where we are taking about money and finances. In doing my prep reading for a class that I will be teaching at ACC in January on Ethics I read some advice from John Maxwell that I wanted share.

Maxwell writes, “To keep money from becoming a master, I recommend doing the following:”

  • Earn your money: People who earn what they have posses a great respect for the possessions of others


  • Be scrupulously honest: Bend over backwards to make sure that all your financial dealings are above-board, not only for the sake of others, but also for yourself.
  • Be Generous: It’s been said that we make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Giving not only helps others and frees us, it also puts money into perspective better than anything else we can do.
  • Use credit wisely: King Solomon advised, “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.” To maintain your freedom, refrain from incurring debt.


-Excerpt taken from John Maxwell, “There’s no such thing as “Business Ethics”” Center Street. Boston 2003




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