Money – In The World But Not Of The World

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Money  “In The World But NOT Of The World”

Money – In The World But Not Of The World

Today I want to look at this tension with money

  • Problems associated with handling money
  • God’s plan for handling money

Matthew 6:19, 24

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth…you cannot serve both God and money

Why would Jesus talk about money so much?

  • Jesus cared more about people’s heart than stature in life
  • People’s attitude about money reflects their heart
  1. Problems associated with handling money

We love money

  • Never get enough
  • Always want more
  • When you get more you find you still want more

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs

“Money does not bring peace of mind. Actually it brings more problems. Everything is magnified one hundred thousand times. That’s not to complain. But once you make a fortune, you’d think it would be all green lights and blue skies. But that’s not true. As a matter of fact it brings out some of the most vile characteristics that you can imagine.”

Sylvester Stallone

The love of money causes some problems

  • Sometimes we have problems when we don’t have money
  • Sometimes we have problems when we do have money

First Problem caused by the love of money

IT CAUSES US TO WORRY

Matthew 6:24-26

You cannot serve both God and money. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Second problem caused by the love of money

CAN LEAD TO A LOWER QUALITY OF LIFE

Where does worrying take us?

  • Away from trusting God
  • To stress and poor health
  • Anxiety

Matthew 6:27 

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Money can buy a bed…but it cannot buy sleep.
Money can buy amusements but it cannot buy
happiness.
Money can buy companions but it cannot buy
friends.
Money can buy books but it cannot buy brains.
Money can buy a house but it cannot buy a home.
Money can buy medicine but it cannot buy health.
Money can buy flattery but it cannot buy respect.

Gallop Poll

  • 64% of people argue over money
  • 54% of divorces are over money issues (number one factor)

Third problem with the love of money

CAN PUT YOU IN BONDAGE

Matthew 6:24  

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

  1. God’s plan for money

Matthew 6:20

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 16:26

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Money gains us plenty of things, but it rarely gains us happiness

Matthew 6:33  

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Colossians 3:23-24

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

 

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