The love of money as well as the need of money can cause you to make some foolish moves. Moves that can bring you all the way down.
These foolish moves, like spending your bill–particularly rent–money on something you don’t need, can set you back financially and give you much grief. What about foolish moves like signing up for quick rich schemes, taking out personal loans one after the next, and spending out of control making more debt?
There are countless people who play the lottery day after day in hopes to win the big ticket. And of many of those people there have been winners who have squandered every penny and have also fallen to tragic circumstances.
We all want money. We all need money but don’t let money control you. Don’t let money take you to the grave, to jail, or to a life spiraling out of control.
There are three ways to not let money take you down:
- Trust God and learn to depend on Him. A pastor said it so eloquently, “God is the source to our resources.”
- Check your desires and motives for the things you want. Do you really need that or that right now? Why do you want it?
- Develop patience. Patience and prayer accompanies each other. Learn to wait on God, learn to be patient in all areas of your life. Don’t make decisions based solely on feeling and on impulse. Don’t let anyone pressure you to do so either.
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Revelations 3:17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
Luke 14:28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
Ecclesiastes 5:10-14 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. As goods increase, sAnd what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them? The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners, or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when they have children
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
1 Timothy 6:10 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.
Luke 3:14 Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”
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.”
Proverb 13:11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Father, help me to believe that You are trustworhy and will provide for me. Help me to have pure motives and to be fulfilled in You. Give me the desires of Your heart. Father, help me to manage the resources You have blessed me with so I can be a blessing to others. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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