View Finances Wisely

Annual stewardship lesson

Scripture: Proverbs 3:9-10, 11:28, 13:11, 15:27, 16:8,16; 20:17; 21:6;22:4,16; 23:4-5; 28:6,8,20,24; 30:7-9

Did you know there were so many verses in the Proverbs about money?

Biblical Truth: God's people are to value our relationship to the Lord and other people more than wealth.

If you were to receive $1,000 a day, everday, for the rest of your life, what would you do with it? How you would spend it will tell you how you view finances.

Yes, we need money to live, but money is not as important as wisdom, integrity, and a right relationship with God. If we give up integrity, don't use wisdom, and forsake a relationship with God in order to gain wealth; then we've lost what's most important. We should not make the pursuit of money the highest goal in our lives.

All of these Bible passages remind us that we need to honor God with our possessions and we need to gain money in honest ways. We are told to trust God, not in our wealth.

The bottom line of it all is, we are to seek God's wisdom in how He wants us to make a living (money) and how He wants us to spend money. We are to honor Him in both.

Stewardship is not just how we handle money, it's also how we handle (manage) our time, talents, possessions, and life.

Matthew 6:33 says to "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the things shall be added unto you."