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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

What the Bible say about Retirement  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 19 March 2022

What does the Bible say about Retirement!
Strange not one time does it say we retire, for we work until the day we die. The United State was very interest in making sure all American where able to benefit from a Social Security account based on one’s employment so we are living off Social Security and what little we accumulated while farming and selling of our homes in Harrah and Lancaster, California. 
We did not have a 401 (K) 403 (b) 457, IRA, Roth, Roth IRA, Nondeductible IRA Solo 401(k) or Sep IRA, Or insurance. So  we are so thankful the Lord know what we have need of, so are still trusting the Gentlemen Farmer God as He is watching over His sheep and we are going to trust and obey the Lord. 
Does the Bible mention retirement?
The only mention of retirement in the Bible is for the Levites who were instructed to withdraw from service in the tent of meeting. This passage includes instruction for the Levites in both service and retirement from their duties, and it captures the essence of instruction to retired Christians. Work till the night is coming and no one will be able to work.
Is it Biblical to save for retirement?
401ks, IRAs, pensions, and more did not exist in the Biblical age. That might lead you to believe scripture is silent on the concept of saving for retirement. On the contrary, scripture has much to say about this concept
What does Jesus say about investing?
The crux of biblical saving and investing is the same as the purpose given to every person who has placed their faith and trust in Jesus - to love God and to love others (Matthew 22:36-40). Matthew 22:36-40
New King James Version
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
If we save money, it is to provide for our families and for those in need.
Should a retiring pastor leave his church?
A retired minister should transfer their church membership (and ministerial standing, if appropriate) upon their departure from a congregation at the point of retirement. This will facilitate the retired minister's ability to build relationships in a new community and in a new role.
A Biblical View of Wealth and Riches
1.    Be content with what's enough to meet your needs
"But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content." (1 Timothy 6:6-8)
2. Beware of the desire to get more than what you need
"But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
3. Trust in God for everything, including your enjoyment
"Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment." (1 Timothy 6:17) "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4)
4. Be rich in good works
"Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life." (1 Timothy 6:18-19)
"He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness." (2 Corinthians 9:10)

5. Don't be lazy, but work hard as unto the Lord
"Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich." (Proverbs 10:4)
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites." (Colossians 3:23-25) 
 23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[a] you serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.
7 Bible Principles that Teach You How to Become Wealthy
1. Demonstrate Humility – Proverbs 22:4: Humility and the fear of the Lord brings riches, honor, and life. 
When learning how to be wealthy, humility will take you a long way. Part of humility is having a teachable spirit. “Know it alls” are not open to new ways to invest and grow wealth. Keep your heart humble so that you can have your best chance at wealth.
2. Fear the Lord – Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Above, Proverbs 22:4 joined humility and the fear of the Lord as working together to bring riches, honor, and life. Here in Proverbs 9:10, we learn that the fear of the Lord is also the foundation of wisdom and knowledge, both which are necessary to obtain enduring wealth.
3. Plan Diligently – Proverbs 21:5: The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. 
If you desire wealth, you must plan diligently. Diligent planning includes study, seeking advisors, and plotting a course of action.
4. Seek Blessing – Proverbs 10:22: It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.
Riches are a blessing from God. Seek His favor daily through prayer and devotion. When you earn your fortune this way, you will not experience the sorrow, hardships, and loneliness that plague some wealthy people.
5. Rest Regularly – Psalm 127:2: It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in His sleep.
Achieving wealth through overworking the body, lack of sleep, and stress is not healthy. When God blesses His children with wealth, he also wants to bless them with peace and rest.
6. Give Generously – Proverbs 3:9-10: Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your harvest; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
The Bible admonishes us often to give back to God and help those in need. When God blesses, He expects us to bless Him in return. When we give freely, it frees Him up to bless us more abundantly.
7. Value Integrity – Hebrews 13:5: Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
When you love money more than God, it affects your integrity. Poor integrity will not provide enduring wealth and riches. In all your business dealings, put God before the money. When you operate with integrity, you will be satisfied with what God provides and prepared to receive more. 
Practice these principles and Bible verses about wealth and prosperity, and you will be well on your way to riches, honor, and life. 

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