The Truth About Money

Love of Money The Bible says, “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil …” (1 Tim. 6:10). That phrase, “love of money,” does not encompass the word agape. It is actually an interesting Greek word, philarguria.   Philarguria means love that has turned obsessive until it is an addiction and we cannot control it …

A Word on Leaders and Money

It’s obvious. Proliferated everywhere are magazines and books touting the fact that … here it is,”Everyone’s goal is to get rich.” Or is it? It will be, if we don’t define “rich” correctly. In order to get rich, some will use diligence. Others use shrewd business tactics. Some use dishonesty, and some use God. But the goal is still the …

Partnering with God

SCRIPTURE You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. – James 2:24 OBSERVATION As noted in this chapter, Abraham, Rahab and many other mentors in the Bible have walked in faith, but have also acted in action to bring to fruition their requests and God’s will. APPLICATION As I’ve read the Word …

Neither Poverty nor Riches

SCRIPTURE O God, I beg two favors from you;let me have them before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I …

Biblically Wise Finances

Faith Comes by Hearing “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). Because faith comes from hearing, if we want faith for something, we have to hear about it. So, if we want to have faith about money and learn to steward it God’s way, we have to hear about it. Seed for Sowing …

When There’s a Financial Crisis

When we hit a financial crisis, we don’t arrive without instruction or warning. Sometimes we can’t understand the warnings. Today we will catch some of the warning signals and identify them. When it comes to a financial crisis, the Bible gives us useable, wise instruction and warning. “Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds; …

Biblically Wise Finances

Faith Comes by Hearing “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). Because faith comes from hearing, if we want faith for something, we have to hear about it. So, if we want to have faith about money and learn to steward it God’s way, we have to hear about it. Seed for Sowing …

The Truth About Money

Love of Money The Bible says, “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil …” (1 Tim. 6:10). That phrase, “love of money,” does not encompass the word agape. It is actually an interesting Greek word, philarguria.   Philarguria means love that has turned obsessive until it is an addiction and we cannot control it …

Life Skills — Finances

“[The devil] showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, ‘I will give you all this domain and its glory for it has been handed over to me and I give it to whomever I wish […] Therefore, if you worship me, it shall be yours,’ but Jesus answered …