5 Biblical Principles about Attitudes

Before we begin, it should be noted that there are 10 Biblical Principles about Attitudes. The remaining five points will be covered in the near future.

1. My attitude as I began a task will affect its OUTCOME more than anything else. (Num. 13 & 14)

This principle was illustrated when Moses sent the twelve spies into the Promised Land.  Joshua and Caleb came back with a positive report.  The other ten spies returned with a negative report. Their attitude prevailed, and that generation of people never got to enter the land.

The other ten spies

  1. They saw the problems
  2. Saw themselves as small grasshoppers
  3. Pessimistic about their future
  4. Prevented others from making progress

Joshua & Caleb

  1. They saw the fruit
  2. Saw themselves in God's hands
  3. Optimistic about their future
  4. Stepped out on faith


2. My attitude towards PEOPLE determines their attitude toward ME.

  • Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
    • Law of Sowing & Reaping:  How we sow into others, will be given/sown back to us.


3. My attitude is the major difference between SUCCESS and FAILURE.

  • Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

    • The book of Proverbs reminds us of how important our attitude is toward life.  Out of our heart flow the springs of life.  Think about it – you are only an attitude away from victory.  An Olympic gold medal winner once said, “I believe the only difference between gold and silver medal winners is their attitude, not their ability.”


4. My attitude can turn my PROBLEMS into BLESSINGS.

  • James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
  • Romans 5:3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
    • Whatever happens in your life is either created by God or allowed by God.


5. My attitude can give me an uncommon PERSPECTIVE on life.

  • Mark 9:23  “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
  • Phil. 4:13  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

  • Eph. 3:20  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

  • Jeremiah 32:17  “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

  • Romans 4:18  Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

  • Matt. 19:26  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


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8 Biblical Financial Truths

From "Living Generously"

  1. God owns everything. [Ps. 24:1, Deut. 10:14, Ps. 50:10-11]
    1. God’s Part - He is Lord, and He is sovereign over all.
    2. All Things have been created by Him and for Him. [Col 1:16]
    3. Our Part - We are stewards or manager. [Matt. 25:14-29]
  2. God wants us to have financial peace. [John 14:27, Philippians 4:7, John 16:33, Prov. 10:22]
  3. We can’t have peace with divided hearts. [Luke 16:13]
  4. Money management reveals the priorities or our heart and our spiritual maturity. [Luke 16:11]
  5. God wants us to avoid being captivated or overwhelmed by money. [Prov. 22:7, 1 Tim 6:9-10]
    1. Love of money results in being captivated.
    2. Dear often results in being overwhelmed.
  6. God wants us to Save for the future. [Prov. 21:20, Prov. 6:6-8]
  7. God wants His people to be generous. [Prov. 3:9-10, 2 Cor. 9:7]
  8. We will never have financial peace in our lives until we have a relationship or connection with God through Christ. [Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, Rom. 5:8, Rom. 10:9]

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