December 24/2017

God, Money, and True Riches...

getting honest about tithing and money

 

In Luke 16:13, we find out that we cannot serve two masters. Jesus makes it clear that we  can't serve both God and mammon at the same time. He says, "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other." But when we back up to verse 9, Jesus says something very important: "And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home." In other words, we should use our earthly possessions to benefit others, so that when we die and leave our possessions behind, we'll be welcomed into heaven by those we helped. We're instructed to use our money for that which is eternal. And what in our lives is eternal? People! The only lasting things we encounter each day are people. The human soul is eternal. If I use my money to bring people to Christ, they'll welcome me into heaven when I die. That is the point of Christ’s teaching. This also get our eyes off hoarding that which is temporal and onto things that are eternal. Jesus left all of heaven so that we might have life with Him. Let’s us consider Philippians 2 this week as we give unto the Lord. 
"In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

December 12/2017

God, Money, and True Riches...

getting honest about tithing and money

 

Baby Steps for Financial Success (adapted) by Dave Ramsey

Getting on solid financial ground requires taking one step at a time and being intentional with your money. I recommend the following seven steps because they can lead you of the debt and stress and into a life of saving and giving . Here’s a quick summary:

1) Stash $1000 cash in a beginning emergency fund.
2) Use the debt snow ball technique to pay off all debt except the mortgage. This means listing your
debts from smallest to largest and then tackling the smallest one first. Get rid of it as quickly as
you can. Then move on to the second smallest debt, then the third and so on. As you pay off
one debt, you free money to apply to the next debt.
3) Build a full emergency fund of three to six months of expenses.
4) Invest 15 per cent of your household income into retirement.
5) Start saving for college for your children.
6) Pay off your home early.
7) Build wealth and give generously.

 

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