Money

Are you in love with money?

Money isn’t evil, but loving money too much is.

Think about it. Greed for more money motivates some to sin. People often lie and are dishonest in order to get money.  They take bribes, steal, and commit crimes such as hold-ups, selling drugs, or kidnapping for ransom.

People often think that having more money will make them happy.

Unfortunately, if you depend on money for happiness, you will always be disappointed. Money can’t buy you true happiness. Money can’t buy you love.  Only God can give these to you.

The Proper Perspective

We need a proper perspective on money. Money is important, but it is simply a tool that we use. Choose to honor God with this tool. Choose to use your money wisely. Make smart choices.

It’s good to want improvement, but don’t let greed control your decisions. Contentment can’t be found in material things, people or circumstances. True fulfillment and contentment is found in Jesus Christ.

In fact, God tells us that we don’t have to worry about money. He has promised to be our Provider. We can trust that He will be faithful to provide all of the things we need.

Remember: If you choose to make God your first priority, He will be faithful to provide all of your needs.

What God wants:

  • Bless you abundantly so you can bless others.
  • Teach you how to make wise financial choices.
  • Show you His faithfulness in the area of finances.

Reflection
Questions:

  • What are the things that I value the most?
  • Do I judge myself by how much money I have?
  • Am I trusting God to be my provider?

Take a moment to hear from God:

Read the following Bible passages for the day and ask God to speak to you:

  • 1 Timothy 6:10
  • Matthew 6:19-21, 33
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-7
  • Philippians 4:19

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Light Brings Freedom
Light Brings Freedom is a ministry started by missionaries Daniel & Colleen Jaquith in January 2018. It is a ministry of Bridge to the Islands & Nations Ministries, Inc. based in Tarlac City, Philippines.

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