The Management Test

Randy Bezet

In God We Trust

April 2, 2023

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The Management Test

April 2, 2023

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Honor God First

Proverbs 3:9-10 (LB): Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income, and he will fill your barns with wheat and barley and overflow your wine vats with the finest wines.

Matthew 15:8-9 (TPT): “These people honor me only with their words, for their hearts are so very distant from me. They pretend to worship me, but their worship is nothing more than the empty traditions of men.”

Luke 6:38 (NLT): “If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving—large or small—it will be used to measure what is given back to you.”

Acts 20:35: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Proverbs 21:5 (NLT): Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.


The Management Test


Get A Vision For Your Finances

Proverbs 29:18 (NASB): Where there is ​​no ​​vision, the people ​are unrestrained…


Know Means No

Matthew 7:13-14 “For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”


Develop A Spending Plan

Proverbs 27:23-24 (LB): Riches can disappear watch your business interests closely.


Develop A Savings Plan

Proverbs 21:20 (LB): The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.

Malachi 3:9-10 (NIV): You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”


Develop A Plan For Debt Elimination 

Proverbs 22:7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is [slave] to the lender.


Develop Contentment

1 Timothy 6:6 (NIV): Godliness with contentment is great gain.

Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV): I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. {13} I can do everything through [Christ] who gives me strength.

Matthew 25:23 (NLT): “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”