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Money makes us think that we can own things and people. We use it to impress our neighbors and coworkers, placate our spouses, and bribe our children. Money also makes us think that we can control things. If we have enough money, we can buy a good education, we can buy insurance, and we can pay into a pension, and then we will have it made. But all it takes is a divorce, a diagnosis, or a death to prove that money is not nearly as powerful as it seems. Now let's take a look at God. The Psalms say that all power belongs to God. [Psalm 62:11] But the way God works is so very different from the way money works. The best way I can put it is that money leads to ownership whereas God leads to relationship. Money seeks to be in control. God seeks to be in love. Do you see the difference?
We are not to pursue material things or financial gain to profit ourselves, but rather use our resources to gain spiritual wealth.
This sermon based on James 5:1-6 examines three warnings James gives to us about money and how we can break the hold it and our possessions tend to have in our lives.
We should see people through God's eyes, not man's.
What does our culture teach us about money? “Use money to get what you want!” But sometimes that means we borrow from tomorrow to pay for today, and end up using our hard-earned money from today to pay for yesterday’s expenses. So how do we keep our STUFF from owning US and dumping us in a wasteland? Listen and find out!
Money. We all want more. Our lust for more money resides in us as an unchecked monster of our soul. And yet money, if properly understood, can be a massive force for good change in the world. A look at an unusual parable in Luke 16 helps us understand the privilege and power we have in our wallets.
If you live here in the USA, whether you realize it or not, you are among the wealthiest people on planet earth. And understand this, God is the one who has given you this wealth. What an amazing privilege we have, but with this privilege comes responsibility. As believers this passage makes it plain that there are attitudes and actions we need to employ to be wise stewards of the wealth God has entrusted to us. Listen and be challenged to wisely use your wealth.