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Working out money Issues

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT GODS PLAN FOR YOUR MONEY?

BASIC DOUBTS?????.....
Does

Bible says anything about Gods plan for your money? Is money good or evil? Whether God is opposed to riches? Can we seek wealth and eternal life? Is money management important?

THREE REASONS TO BELIVE..

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EVERYONE OF OUR LIFES-JEREMIAH 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end

GODS WORD IS CRYSTAL CLEAR ON MATTERS OF MONEY-2350 VERSES-MALACHI 3:10

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it

GOD WANTS US TO HAVE A RIGHT ATTITUDE ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN

-16 OUT OF 38 PARABLES DEALS WITH MONEY AND POSSESSIONS E.g. Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard-Mathew 20:1 Parable of the Talents-Mathew 25:15 (Ownership Vs Stewardship)

Wealth and The Bible


Abraham-

very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold-Genesis 13:2 -Genesis 18:18,22:18,26:4 God originator of financial blessings-I Samuel 2:7; Proverbs 10:22 Speaking favorably of someone who provide for his children and grand children -Proverbs 13-11

Wealth and Eternal Life


Mark

10:17-20,21-25 Jesus Christ Young Man Disciples

Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God

Money Management
Living

with your means (Contentment)

Phil 4:10-12 Heb 13:5 Proverbs 23:4 Labor not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch Proverbs 11-28

Reducing, and Eliminating, Unsecured Debt

Rom. 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another Proverb 22:7 ..Borrower is the servant to the lender

To borrow or not to borrow??? Deuteronomy 15:6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee. Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away Luke 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

Putting Resources at Gods Disposal


Il Cor 9:7 God loves a cheerful giver God owns it all (Malachi-3:10) Tithe (One tenth) Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD - First step acknowledgement that God is truly-the owner of it all -Widows Offering-Mark 12:41-44 /Luke 21:1-4

Preparing for the future


Luke 12:13-22 Parable of Rich Man Proverb 6:6 Becoming a wise saver Proverbs 21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Developing the right attitude


Proverbs 23:7 James 1:8- A double minded man is unstable in all his ways Mathew 6: 19-24 Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon I Timothy 6:10-11

The battle for freedom


By

humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life Proverb 22:4 Ephesians 6:12 Greatest Weapon of our EnemyLove of MONEY

The importance of planning


A

mans heart deviseth his way: but, the Lord directeth his steps Proverbs 16-9 results of a wise plan Genesis 37-47

The

The story of Jacobss youngest son, Joseph

Conclusion

Living with your means(Contentment) Reducing, and Eliminating, Unsecured Debt Putting Resources at Gods Disposal Preparing for the future Developing the right attitude The battle for freedom The importance of planning