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7 Financial Principles for Kids, #3: A worker is worthy of his EARNINGS

UncategorizedJared KennedyComment

#3 A worker is worthy of his EARNINGS.  A worker is worthy of his wages (Luke 10:7).  So, when you need money, the best place to go is to work.  But, our good works must also be done in a worthy way—with excellence and a good attitude.  Because of sin, none of our works are pure.  The wages for sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 3:23).

  • Create a CHORE CHART.  Decide if and how much compensation the child will receive for doing their job consistently and well.  For example, you could pay your child a dime or quarter per chore done each week.
  • One Sojourn father does not pay his children for household chores, but he has told his children that he will fund their business plans.  He has encouraged his children to think about creative ways to make money.  Then, he has invested in their strategies.  One child has started a garden, and he is selling vegetables to neighbors.
  • Pray with your children about their attitude as workers.   Pray that they will do their best and that God will make their work worthy by freeing them from sinful attitudes.   If your child is not a believer, talk about how we need Jesus to change our heart and make us worthy workers.