Proverbs 14:4 – Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.
PART TWO Identify your oxen.
In Part 1, we investigated the meaning of this verse and discovered the truth that “To accomplish more financially, you’ll need oxen to help you.” Now that this is known, it is important to identify the potential “oxen” that could work for you – in place of you – and produce additional income (abundant harvests).
A retirement investment account (such as a 401(k), 403(b), 457, TSP, or Roth or Traditional IRA) are oxen. Think about it. When your retirement investments go up in value over time, does it require much effort from you? Absolutely not. Like an ox, you will need to occasionally provide direction and guidance to the investment account, but it will do the heavy lifting for you and take your finances places you can not get to on your own.
Another form of oxen is business ownership. An owner of a McDonald’s franchise makes money even when they are at home asleep because the system is producing profits without their active and direct involvement every minute of the day.
All of my books are oxen. People purchase the book during all hours of the day and night. It helps them prosper with their finances, and it provides income so that our team can stay focused on developing new resources to help people and live out our call and passion.
Real estate such as rental houses, commercial properties, and land can increase in value regardless of your attention or effort.
It is time for you to acquire some oxen and put them to work for you!
TRUTH: Significant wealth is achieved when one identifies ways to produce income regardless of effort or time invested.