Righteousness and sin affect all aspects of our lives. In this lessons we will look at these two oppose each other when it comes to finances.
Work versus Theft
- Exodus 20:15 vs 2 Thessalonians 3:10
- Ephesians 4:28 & Proverbs 13:11
- increasing versus diminishing returns
- Hard working men display a culture influenced by the scriptures
- Proverbs 30:9 – Theft says God is not big enough to take care of the things He said He would take care of
Generosity versus Greed
- Psalms 37:21 vs Proverbs 15:27
Giving is Godly versus those that suppose that Gain is Godly
- 2 Corinthians 9:7 vs 1 Timothy 6:5
- Only way money has eternal value is if it’s used for God’s purpose
- Sometimes losing leads to godliness – Job
Stewardship of Money versus Love of Money
- Luke 16:10-13 vs 1 Timothy 6:10
- David said he can’t give God anything that God didn’t already give him
- 1 Corinthians 4
- Money is the servant here
- Colossians 3:5
- Making decision based on money is dangerous. Man leaves for a better job and removes he and his family out of the will of God. Job opportunity shows up, but it means I wont be able to go to church on Sunday anymore. Or job opportunity shows up in an area where there isn’t a good church.
- Money is the master here
- Ecclesiastes 5:10 – no satisfaction, no peace here
Increase Production versus Increase Borrowing
- Genesis 26:12 vs Proverbs 27:26
- Romans 13:8 – prune, purge, patience, but borrowing is going in the wrong direction
- paying credit card debt with a credit card
- Zimbabwe made the news earlier this year because they had $217 in the bank after paying its obligations in January of this year. The US had a debt of $16.7 trillion. Which country is truly poorer?
- Jefferson said it was high treason for a congress to borrow more than it could pay off in its time.