Scripture: Proverbs 23:4-5
Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
have the wisdom to show restraint.
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
for they will surely sprout wings
and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
Scripture Memory: Romans 10:9
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Journey: To help us develop a more biblical philosophy of finances we’re in the second week of our new sermon series called: “He Always Gives Enough”
Broadly speaking, there are two major sources of thought for how we should view material resources. One source says, work hard, plan carefully, acquire as much as you can, enjoy what is yours. The other source says work hard, plan carefully, acquire as much as you can, enjoy what you have but it also says, “You will find your greatest joy in giving away all that you possibly can. So be wise and do it!”
If I were to say to you, “There is no doubt in my mind that the second source represents God’s plan as revealed in the Bible, this is Jesus’ desire for you” would you believe that is true? That is such a critical question to answer. Here’s another important question to answer: “If we see that this really is God’s plan for us are you willing to step out in faith, change your thinking and have your life changed by “Just Doing It”?
Praying for generosity to grow even more,
Will (for the pastors)