Hebrews 13:5-6 says “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
2 Truths About Christians & Money:
1. Christians should be the most content people on the planet.
Why? Because as Christians we are fulfilled. As believers, we are satisfied by the grace of God in our relationships with God. We have everything we need. We have had every hope and dream fulfilled by our faith in Jesus Christ. Our dreams have been surrendered to God, and our hope is in God’s faithfulness to keep His promises. God is with us, and we have no reason to fear. Instead of living for ourselves we have we have a new purpose for living, we are called to bring honor and glory to Him.
God has promised to never leave or forsake those who belong to Him. What great comfort and encouragement for today to know that the God who made the world, the same God who saved you, is the same God who is with you. You have Christ, and He is worth more than anything the world has to offer.
2. Your relationship with money and material things is a direct reflection of your relationship with God.
Jesus said in Luke 12:34 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” It is often said that you can tell a person’s priorities by looking at their checkbook and their calendar. A love for money is the path toward worshipping yourself and ignoring the Lord. The things you plan to spend on and the things that you strive for tell the story of your heart’s affections.
Christians worship God with all that they are and everything that they have. We trust God and follow Him with our money because we want our whole life, everything about us, to demonstrate our commitment and our contentment in Him. While you think through your relationship with money and your relationship with God consider these three do’s and don’ts.
1. Don’t be afraid. Do cling to the promise of God instead of your wealth. (Luke 12:32-34)
2. Don’t build a temporary kingdom for yourself on earth. Do invest in God’s eternal kingdom. (Luke 12:32-34)
3. Don’t serve the god of money with your life. Do serve God with your money. (Luke 16:13)
For more about this listen to the sermon from 2.26.17 Be Still: Knowing, Trusting, & Following God With Your Finances.
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