Solomon on Wealth

God has provided all things that pertain to life and godliness, 2 Peter 1:3. One of the fundamental needs for modern life (and godliness for that matter) is a proper attitude towards possessions and stewardship of our physical blessings. God’s word is not silent on this vital topic. Dr. Stan Bullington has provided a great resource, Solomon on Wealth for using the wisdom literature to provide a heavenly perspective on working and wealth. He writes about the blessings and dangers of wealth and using our financial situation to glorify God.

solomon-on-wealthI met Dr. Bullington a couple of years ago and heard him speak on this topic. Using both the wisdom of God, his personal experience, and the experiences of others he delivered a wonderfully scriptural perspective on financial stewardship. I have used this book for my own personal benefit and as a resource for teaching others. Using the study questions he wrote (available here), this resource can be used for teen, college age, and adult classes. It is perfect for a small group study or personal counseling with someone struggling financially.

Appendix 2 of the book is especially valuable as it contains a brief review of financial books written with a Biblical perspective (i.e., Dave Ramsey, Larry Burkett, and others). Most of his book is discusses the scriptures and principles with some guidelines on how to make practical application of the scriptures regarding our work, income, debt, investing, and proper perspective of material possessions.

From the cover: “Stan Bullington has taught economic analysis for engineers for more than twenty years, and has taught Bible classes for over thirty years.” The book is published by Bully Pulpit Press and is available from Truth Bookstore and Amazon (these are NOT affiliate links)

Author: Rhodes Davis

My passion is analyzing information, exploring ideas, lifelong learning and sharing knowledge with others. I have a wide range of interests and am not easily bored so I approach unfamiliar and diverse subjects with great zeal. I am a business nerd, fascinated by what can be accomplished through innovative companies and people who want to change the world. My faith is very important and I enjoy opportunities to share my observations and study insights through teaching and writing. I follow the simple teachings of Jesus and try to reflect His glory in my life. I work with young people on applying the teachings of Jesus to their unique challenges and opportunities. "Curiosity keeps taking us down new paths." - Walt Disney