Tuesday, May 5, 2009

don't believe the money lie

I have really enjoyed learning and sharing our How to Be Rich series at The Community Fellowship.  If you have missed the messages, you can get them via podcast at our church website.
 
This week we talked about the fact that money can deceive us.  More true is that our enemy, Satan, wants us to serve our money and our possessions.  Just want to share a big point with you in today's devotion about people who trust money more than God:
 

PEOPLE WHO LOVE AND TRUST MONEY …

 

(1)          NEVER HAVE ENOUGH.

 

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. Ecclesiastes 5:10  NIV

 

The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall.  Proverbs 18:11  NIV

 

(2)          HAVE MONEY IN THE BANK BUT NO PEACE IN THEIR HEARTS.

 

Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.  Proverbs 15:16 NIV

 

(3)          FIND IT INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO GIVE BIG.

 

Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. 2 Corinthians 8:2-3 NIV

 

Make your commitment like this: "I will not trust in riches but in Him who richly provides"

 

We have a choice to either serve our stuff or serve the Savior.  When we choose to serve and share anything other than Jesus, we miss the great things that God has in store for us.  Sad but true, many people including many Christians have chosen to serve things that keep them or us from serving God.  Don't let that be true of you.  If it is true, change it today.  I'm praying you will make that commitment as I have.

 

(NOTE: we now have trained Financial Coaches at The Community Fellowship who can help you win with what you have by setting up a simple budget.  Call the church for more info at 276-647-8231.)

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