JANUARY 17, 2021
SERIES: PLANNING MY LIFE FOR GOD IN 2021
EXPECTING GOD’S FINANCIAL HELP IN 2021
TWO STATEMENTS FROM JESUS
Luke 12:15 – Jesus said, “Watch out! Be on your guard against
all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance
of his possessions.”
Luke 16:9-13 – “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain eternal
friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be
welcomed into eternal dwellings. Whoever can be trusted with very
little can also be trusted with much. So, if you have not been
trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with
true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone
else’s property, who will give you property of your own? No one
can serve two masters. You cannot serve both God and money.
Money is a tool and a test.
Managing money is a spiritual discipline.
7 HABITS FOR FINANCIAL HELP
1. I must trust God as my source and supply.
Rom. 11:36 – Everything comes from God; everything exists by
His power; and everything is intended for His glory.
Deut. 8:18 – Always remember the Lord your God, for it is He
who gives you the ability to produce wealth.
Pr. 16:3 – Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans
2. I must do my work as an act of Worship.
Pr. 21:5 – Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but
hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
Pr. 10:4 – Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands
Pr. 16:11 – The Lord demands fairness in every business deal;
He sets the standard.
Pr. 12:11 – Hard work brings prosperity, only fools waste time
Pr. 13:11 – Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly
disappears; but wealth from hard work grows.
3. I must keep good records.
Prov. 27:23-24 – Be sure you know the conditions of your
flocks, give careful attention to your herds. For riches do not
endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
Prov. 23:23 – Get the facts at any price.
Prov. 24:3-4 – Any enterprise becomes strong, through
common sense and profits by keeping abreast of the facts.
Three Things To Know: Know what you own; Know what
you earn: Know where it goes.
4. Plan your spending.
Prov. 21:5 – The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as
hast leads to poverty.
Prov. 21;20 – The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish
man spends whatever he gets.
Three things in a good budget: Mutual decision; Matter of
5. Enjoy what you have.
Prov. 15:16-17 – Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than
great wealth with turmoil. Better a meal of vegetables where
there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
I Tim. 6:6-8-But godliness with contentment is great gain. For
we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing
out of it. But if we have food and be content with that.
Heb. 13:5 – Be content with what you have.
6. Share with others in need.
Prov. 11:24-25 – One man gives freely, yet gains even more,
another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous
man will prosper, he who refreshed others will himself be
Prov. 19:17 – He who is kind to the poor leads to the Lord, and
He will reward him for what he has one.
Prov. 22:19 – A generous man will himself be blessed.
Prov. 28:27 – He who gives to the poor will lack nothing.
7. It’s called tithing.
Prov. 3:9-10 Honor the Lord with your wealth, and with the
first fruits of all your crops. Then your barns will be filled to
overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Three Reasons To Tithe: It shows Our Gratitude; It’s a
Reminder for the Present; It’s a Step of Faith for the Future.
Matt 6:33 – Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and
all these things will be given to you as well.