My 5 for Friday (May 25, 2018)

What hidden force could be keeping you in debt? What can we learn about finances from King Solomon? And what are some common traits of good leaders?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday. 

  1. 4 Financial Lessons From Solomon (The Richest Man Ever) by Bob Lotich. The Bible has plenty to say about finances and how we should handle them. Specifically, God uses King Solomon with his wisdom and great wealth to give financial principles we would be wise to adhere to. What are some of these principles? Check out this post where Bob Lotich lays out four financial lessons we can learn from King Solomon in Ecclesiastes.
  2. The Hidden Force That May Be Keeping You in Debt by Mike Foster. Have you ever wondered why it’s so difficult to take the first steps to getting out of debt? Mike Foster identifies a potentially “elusive and mysterious monster that undermines our financial freedom and our ultimate happiness.” What is this force? Take a look at this post to see the hidden force that may be keeping you in debt.
  3. 10 Leadership Statements That Spell Trouble by Chuck Lawless. The life of a leader will almost always include times that cause the leader to want to give up. Whether it be from hopelessness or frustration, Chuck Lawless offers ten leadership statements that, when you hear them or hear yourself say them, might be an indicator of giving up. Keep reading to see how you can be on the lookout for burnout in leadership.
  4. Money Myth – Money is the Root of All Evil by Ron Blue. The famous warning in 1 Timothy tells us that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” This causes Ron Blue, along with many of us, to ask: “how do I know if I am putting my trust in money above God and opening the door to evil?” Check out this post for Blue’s helpful insight into how our attitudes and actions reveal our hearts towards money.
  5. 7 Common Traits of the Best Leaders I Ever Followed by Ron Edmondson. What makes up a great leader? As you think about those you’ve followed in the past, what is it that makes them a person worth following? In this post, Ron Edmondson lays out seven common traits in the best leaders he’s followed. Take a look to see these leadership qualities worth emulating.

Honorable mention: Which Avengers Character Is Your Financial Type? from Relevant Magazine

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