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Proverbs 1:14
[14] Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

AMPC Throw in your lot with us [they insist] and be a sworn brother and comrade; let us all have one purse in common–

Except you are married or patronising a structured savings system personally, there is absolutely no reason why you should join your money with somebody else’s in the name of friendship, courtship or covenant/business partnership, be careful!

Don’t allow promising relationships in your life to go sour because of financial disagreements. Avoid them at all cost.

These three wisdom ways on how to relate with people financially will help you-

1. If you are not married to them, you don’t need to have a joint account with them. It will not strengthen your relationship neither is it a strategy that will keep you together forever. Joint account or no joint account, people walk away when they choose to. It takes more than money to solidify relationships.

2. If you are not a bank, don’t hold on to anyone’s money for them. If your friend is indisciplined with spending, encourage them to use a financial institution.

3. Don’t borrow anyone money that you cannot let go of peacefully if they are not able to pay you back.
When people have needs around you, give them what you can afford and let GOD take care of the rest for them. You are not their source so don’t try to play GOD in people’s lives.

The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10), and you cannot tell the extent to which people can go because of money. So it’s best you thread with caution.

Let everyone have their own purse, whether big or small, designer or not, handmade or factory fitted, personalised or not, own your purse and be content with it. No matter who is insisting.


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