RIGHT ON THE MONEY
A GIFT FROM GOD!
And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life – this is indeed a gift from God. Ecclesiastes 5:19 NLT
1 “My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart. 2 If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying. 3 Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. 4 Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. 7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. 8 Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. 9 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.” Proverbs 3:1-10 NLT
YOUR MONEY IS NOT YOUR MONEY.
1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. 2 For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. 3 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. 5 They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. Psalm 24:1-5 NLT
HOW WE MANAGE GOD’S MONEY SAYS TONS ABOUT OUR FAITH.
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NLT
10 “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! 11 Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Malachi 3:10-11 NLT
MONEY IS A TOOL TO BE MANAGED.
Signs that you are managing God’s money:
● Spending decisions are planned and prayerful.
● You prioritize your use of money in this order: GIVING, SAVING, DEBT, TAXES; then living.
● You don’t constantly compare what you have to what your neighbors/family have.
17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 NLT
Next Steps for me today…
● I choose to live my life for Jesus, in every area of my life.
● Start tithing and trust God instead of me.
● Set up a budget and follow it
Resources to help me manage God’s money:
● Financial Peace – daveramsey.com
● Crown Ministries – Crown.org
● I Was Broke, Now I’m Not – iwasbrokenowimnot.com