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Money, the Bible…and Me (Part 2-Income)
1. “Money in a sense is life, because we spend all our lives getting it for the purpose of staying alive. Now money itself is amoral; it’s not good, and it’s not bad. But depending on how it is used, it either becomes good or bad. So money can cause either righteous or unrighteous ramifications in our lives. Thus, our concept of money becomes very important.” (John MacArthur).
2. Biblical Principles relating to money and possessions (continued from last week):
-We must learn to value those things which don’t have price tags (our reputation, Proverbs 22:1; wisdom, Proverbs 8:10,11; God’s blessings, Proverbs 10:22; our integrity, Proverbs 28:6).
-We must be unselfish with our resources (Proverbs 11:24,25; 28:22; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Ephesians 4:28)
3. Consequences of a wrong attitude toward money and possessions: God will not have first place as He should; we will value the things that lack true value; we will compromise character; we will live for the perishing; we will never be satisfied/content; we will not be faithful to God, will wind up serving the wrong master.
4. Questions to ask ourselves: What am I giving up in order to have more money/possessions (time with family; time serving the Lord and His people; time in worship and Bible study); Are my eyes/my goals focused on true riches?