Ancient wisdom for creating wealth is right in front of our noses all the time. One ancient text, the Bible, has a straightforward formula for you to get paid. We’re going through this formula on this blog, so be sure to bookmark this page or share with your friends with the social bookmarking links at the bottom of this page.

As we discussed before, the secret key to creating wealth is getting wisdom.  Over and over again, the bible pounds this theme home for all people. If you ask me, it is the one key that explains why there are many non-Christians that are wealthy, and why most Christians are poor. They are just wiser.

What does the ancient wisdom called the bible have say about how you go about getting “wisdom”?

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; Psalm 111:10 (NIV)

That’s strange. How does “fear” lead to one getting wisdom?

I think it is a simple answer. Wisdom is looking ahead at the results of your decisions, and choosing the one that will yield the best results. But the word “best” implies that there is a “worse” result too. I think we should have some fear that we are choosing the correct option and not the one that will lead to worse things. That way we’ll take more time and consider the choices with more seriousness.

Decisions have consequences. In today’s society, where everyone around us seems to be getting a bailout, most people don’t think that decisions they make carry any negative aspects to them.

Too many people make decisions based on incomplete information, and hope for the best.

Why “Fear the LORD?”

Oh, he’s going to punish your, right? That bolt of lightning is hovering over your head right now, isn’t it?

It does remind me of the movie “Bruce Almighty” starring Jim Carey as “Bruce” and Morgan Freeman as “God.” In the movie, the skeptical Bruce shakes his fist in the air, and says something to the effect: “Smite me, O Mighty Smiter.”

If you’re not a Christian, I can understand your skepticism about a deity that is ready to smite you. We rarely see a natural event that we can’t explain scientifically. And you’re probably right.

But like in the movie, there are consequences to violating the laws that are in place, even those that are considered supernatural.

Late in the movie, Bruce is run over by a truck; and as he’s standing in heaven, God says to him: “You can’t kneel down in the middle of a highway and live to talk about it, son.”

There are always consequences.

There is good news though, that I’m eager to share with you. A few verses later in the bible, we find two promise that are very uplifting:

Blessed is the man who fears the LORD Psalm 112:1 (NIV)

Wealth and riches are in his house, Psalm 112:3 (NIV)

That is an ancient wisdom promise that I can get my arms around. It is something to look forward to.

To recap these three verses:

  1. Wisdom comes out a fear of the LORD (or the laws he’s created)
  2. Blessing come to the man that has a fear of the LORD (wisdom)
  3. The blessing is the form of wealth and riches
  4. It is also consistent with what we said before about Wisdom being the key to creating wealth

To sum up, your decisions are the key to creating wealth. It is important that you understand how critical they are because the consequences are so huge.

If you want to learn more about how to make good decisions, then I recommend a new class being held by Dr. Kevin Hogan called “Decsion Point.” In this class you will learn the strategies that will help you make the “right” decision every time.

Imagine how your life would be different today if you always made the right decision in the past. How fat would your wallet be today? Compare that, to what it is today.

Now think how bad you’ll feel next year at this time when you remember that you didn’t take action today to learn how to make the correct decision. You’ll be in the same situation are today, but you’re only a year older.

Things can be different. Get more information about “Decision Point.” You’ll be glad you did, and so will your family.

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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  • http://www.directsellingadvice.com Mark

    I like this post… it can be a tough subject for believer and non-beleivers to get their arms around. I thought you did a good job. Have you ever read The Fear of the Lord by John Bevere? I also tackles this subject, like to hear your thoughts if you have read it. Send me an email. Thanks!

    Mark
    Direct Selling Advice, Leveraging Relationships for Long-term Profit

  • http://www.yourchanceforromance.com Sonya Lenzo

    Great post and certainly true. Love your subject and your writing style.
    Sonya Lenzo
    http://www.yourchanceforromance.com

  • Dewayne Chriswell

    Great post. Napolean Hill, King David, even Malachi, all seem to agree the only way to be truly successful in your finances is through ethics and discipline. (never thought I’d throw Napolean Hill in that group, but…?)

    http://dewaynechriswell.com

  • http://workoutwithsabrina.com Sabrina Peterson

    I like the way to took a simple line of scripture and expanded it to decisions and business. Making the right decisions will always reap rewards.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT,CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  • http://www.scottbellconsultant.com Scott Sylvan Bell

    It always takes good knowledge to move any project or plan forward even in the bible.
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    http://www.scottbellconsultant.com
    Now go implement!

  • http://quiltingcolorsandfun.com Peggy Larson

    Never thought of fear of the Lord in this way! New insight, new wisdom for me?

    I enjoyed reading your front page also. I clicked on the message for Christians too even though I don’t proclaim that status for myself; too much peer pressure!

    Peggy Larson
    Quilting – Colors and Fun!

  • http://thedatingguruhq.com michael

    great post.

    are the factors in decision making additive or multiplicative?

    Sometimes I take into account what I think all the factors are and it looks like a ggod decision.

    then someone introduces a factor to me that i didn’t think about whch adds a “0” to my equation.

    If the decicion making process were addititve adding a zero wouldn’t be a bad thing but when you put in this zero factor it just makes the whole decision a zero.

    What does it mean to fear the Lord? I have never understood that?

    Michael

  • http://www.childrenwealth.com Dale Bell

    If you decide not to take action you have choosen your action. So next year the only one to blame is you.

  • http://www.ThingsToDoForFreeIn.com Michelle Mason

    How many times in our lives do we look back and wish we had made a different decision- only to do it again and again. If you make a decision that you have carefully considered, when you look back, even if you now know the consequences, you can have comfort that you did your best at the time.

    Michelle
    Fun and Free Activities

  • http://www.stopthesun.com/blog Trisha Chambers

    I always look at decisions that way. Why not do it now because a year will go by so quick and then you’ll kick yourself for not going forward with whatever decision that was!
    Great post!

  • http://robertkaufer.com Robert Kaufer

    Well Said!!

    Robert Kaufer
    Law and Health with Robert Kaufer

  • http://www.stevechambers.com Steve Chambers

    At first I thought you were going to use the old, Ancient Chinese Secret” line, but you didn’t. Wisdom truly is the beginning of wealth.

    Steve Chambers
    Body Language Expert

  • http://www.theharwoodgroupny.com Jennifer Battaglino

    It is interesting that you brought of the fear of God today. We are taught this from childhood and I think it has different meaning for us. As a child it was all about going to hell and suffering if you were bad…not what I believe today.

    Jen B
    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  • http://TheSuccessSecrets.net Michael D Walker

    I think you summed it up best for me when you wrote;
    “your decisions are the key to creating wealth”

    So often I see people (myslef included!) operate as if there were some external event that needs to happen to help us create wealth when in fact it does simply break down to the cause & effect of what kinds of decisions we make.

    Michael
    The Success Secrets

  • Shane

    I think the term fear can definitely mean to be afraid but I don’t think we use that word in the same context today. I think for the most part it is closer to honor, revere, reverence and respect.

    Shane
    Hypnosis – Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Life –