Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Proverbs 13:11 (NIV)
Little by Little
In Little Canada, Jean Louis Brenninkmeijer has tried the impossible — representing the entire country in miniature in a 45,000-square-foot former GoodLife Fitness at Yonge and Dundas. The first impression after passing through Little Canada’s passport control and entering the first destination, Little Niagara, is that Brenninkmeijer, the attraction’s founder, president and primary funder, has succeeded. Visitors are immediately immersed in a world of perfect replicas of perfectly Canadian icons: Niagara Falls, a sugar shack in Quebec, the rising din of crickets and sirens signaling another morning in Toronto.
How often have we watched lottery winners squander their money and seemingly in the blink of an eye declare bankruptcy? Easy come, easy go is actually a Biblical principle. King Solomon had been given the gift of wisdom, and he recorded in the book of Proverbs those principles he noted as he watched people live their lives. So, speaking of “easy come, easy go,” Solomon writes this in Proverbs 13:11: “Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” The ability to handle money is learned bit by bit over the years. I was speaking to a money manager recently who told me that what usually happens when people inherit a lot of money is they immediately spend it, instead of investing it and letting it help them out for years to come. How much wiser to invest that money and little by little make it grow. God cares about every aspect of our lives, and in the Bible, He gives us lots of good advice about how to handle our finances. It’s a good idea to put those Biblical principles of finance into practice.
These have been words from the heart.