“What does the Bible say about managing your finances?”……Answer: The Bible has a lot to say about managing finances. Concerning borrowing, the Bible generally advises against it. See Proverbs 6:1-5; 20:16; 22:7, 26-27 (“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender…. Do not be a man who strikes hands […]

Is God concerned with the material well-being of Christians? The short answer to that, emphatically and definitely, is yes. Not only is God concerned about the material well-being of Christians, he’s deeply and profoundly concerned for the material well-being of the whole world. God created a material world. He created man as a material creature […]

“What does the Bible say about a Christian going into debt?”……Answer: Paul’s charge to us in Romans 13:8 to owe nothing but love is a powerful reminder of God’s distaste for all forms of debt that are not being paid in a timely manner (see also Psalm 37:21). At the same time, the Bible does […]

Mastering Materialism Matthew 6:19-34 Overcoming Financial Worry part1 INTRODUCTION In order that you might have the context for this lesson, let’s read Matthew 6:25-34: “Therefore, I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not […]

Money: Currency for Christian Hedonism by John Piper   Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-19   Topic: Christian Hedonism   Series: Desiring God……Hedonism…1:  the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life 2:  a way of life based on or suggesting the principles of hedonism … Money is the currency of Christian Hedonism in the sense […]

The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing Occasionally, someone steps back from the human experience and examines it with crushing clarity. This is one of those times. In this excerpt from The Pursuit of God, Tozer exposes idolatry for what it is: a “monstrous substitution.”               Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the […]

The Measure of Better    Proverbs 15:16-17 “Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate”. We tend to think of happiness, comfort, wealth and contentment in financial terms, but the true […]