Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Obeying God's Plan For Your Money - Part 1



A couple of weeks ago, I preached on obeying God’s plan for our money.  There was such a positive response on that sermon that I wanted to include some of the notes in my blog.  This will be done in two parts.
Be a Good Steward - It all begins with us realizing that we are stewards of what God has loaned us.  Our goal is to be like the good stewards in Matthew 25:14-30.  They multiplied what their master gave them.  God expects us to use what He has given us to grow His kingdom.  When we use what He has given us properly, He will say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  Remember, a steward does what the master wants.  If we are going to be good stewards, we will need to study God’s Word to learn His desires for what He has loaned us.
Serve God and not Money - Jesus says, “You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24)  Proverbs 22:7 tells us that the borrower will be a servant to the lender.  Through credit and debt, we are  in bondage for years and pay end up paying a huge fine through the interest.  We now have three classes of people - the haves, the have nots, and those who have not paid for what they have.  Many people are buying things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t know or like.  The best place to begin eliminating debt is with high interest credit card debt. 

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