Christ & My Finances

Christ & My Finances

God knows that our faith and finances are inseparable. He uses money to teach us priceless spiritual lessons, and He has very direct instructions to guide us in our financial decisions. He gives us all we could ever need to build a solid financial plan because He is our perfect foundation.

This doesn’t mean all Christians will be physically rich, but it does mean we can all benefit from following the Lord’s directions in managing money.  Are you managing the money God has entrusted you with, the way that God directs?

Financial Stewardship:

Stewards seek God’s profit (not their own) and trust in His generous reward.
Luke 14:27-30, Luke 16:10-12, Matt. 25:14-15, Pr. 23:1-5, Pr. 28:22
God Wants Us To Understand: Spiritual treasure is more valuable than physical treasure.
God Wants Us To Appreciate: God is the source of our blessings. (Deut. 8:11, 17-18)
God Wants Us To Labor: God uses work to bless us.
God Wants Us To Manage: God expects us to manage our money wisely.

6 Steps To Godly Stewardship

1. Trust In God :: Reward of Contentment
God Has the Power To Help: Pr. 11:28
God Has the Power To Bless: Deut. 8:17-18
God Has the Power To Grow: 1 Chron. 29:11-12
God, Not Money, Deserves Our Love: Heb. 13:5

2. Make Good Plans :: Reward of Opportunity
Consultation: Pr. 15:22, Pr. 20:18
Thinking Ahead: Pr. 30:25
Paying Attention:  Pr. 27:23-24

3. Do Honest Work :: Reward of Peace
Proverbs 13:11, 14:23, 15:6,7, Eph. 4:28

4. Give Generously :: Reward of Grace
Pr. 11:24-25

5. Eliminate Debt :: Reward of Freedom
Rom. 13:6-8

6. Enjoy God’s Blessings :: Reward of Thanks
1 Tim. 6:17

Above All, Steward Your Soul.

(Mark 8:36) “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”  Don’t obey God simply for an earthly benefit.  The treasures of this world are worthless compared to the value of our soul.  Make sure you invest you soul into Jesus Christ by being baptized for the forgiveness of your sins! (Colossians 2:12) “having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.”