Why Should I Care About My Finances?

February 17, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Psalms 24:1 |

Why Should I Care About My Finances?
Psalm 24:1

Does the Bible give instruction about Finances?
Do you want peace and freedom?

1. True wealth is measured by relationships, not by dollars.

Proverbs 23:4–5
4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Relationship with God
Relationships with others.

Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

Your faith and your family is always more valuable than your paycheck, so don’t compromise what matters most in the pursuit of wealth. – Peter Anderson

It’s okay to have money, but never let money have you!

2. Debt is a form of slavery, so get rid of it as fast as you can.

Proverbs 22:7
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

3. Lasting wealth comes from consistent discipline and work, not “get-rich-quick” schemes.

Proverbs 13:11
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

1 Timothy 6:6
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

4. It’s ALL God’s money. We’re just managers of it.

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein

5. Money is NOT evil, but greed is.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

6. Generosity blesses both the giver and the recipient.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

The happiest people I know are generous people and the most miserable are misers.

7. You can’t take it with you, but you can make an impact for eternity.

Matthew 6:19–21
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Invest in eternal things.
Commit to using your money to making a difference that will outlive you!

I love God More Than _______________
I will break free from the slavery of debt!
I dedicate my use of His resources by ____________
I want my life to count for eternity.

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