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Training Vs. Trying - Money

Season #5

FINANCE - MONEY It’s time to change our views on finances. For some of us…. Money makes like a bird and flies far far away. For others… it’s like you have holes in your purse For some people money is everything… for others it’s nothing. Neither is the right view. Money is a tool and in the hands of the right person, the person who follows biblical principles it becomes something that can bless the world around you! Money problems are actually heart and discipline problems: Money problems are at the top of the reason why divorces happen and families fall apart. 1 Timothy 6: 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. Money is meant to be a tool, not to be a god. Don’t you hate it when you need a tool and you can’t find it?? Money is not evil, but what a person does with money and for money can be evil. Is a drill evil? No If someone grabs a drill and builds a house is that evil? No If someone grabs a drill and beats someone with it, is that evil? Yes, in most cases. If someone grabs a drill and worships the drill saying, “drill you have given me everything I want in life, I love you more than anything else.” Is that evil? Yes, Why? Commandment #1 “There shall be no other gods before Me.” Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Matthew 6:21 “Where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”