Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Money, Money, Money


1 Timothy 6:6-10 “But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.”
In their book, The Day America Told the Truth, authors James Patterson and Peter Kim revealed some shocking statistics on how far people in this country would be willing to go for money. When asked what they’d do for $10 million dollars:
 (25%) Would abandon their entire family
(23%) Would become prostitutes for a week or more
(16%) Would give up their American citizenship
(16%) Would leave their spouses
(10%) Would withhold testimony and let a murderer go free
(7%) Would kill a stranger
(3%) Would put their children up for adoption
Perhaps the most telling statement in all of Scripture related to money are the words of our Lord, "Where your treasure is there your heart will be also."
To put that into common language, "Show me where your money is and I'll show you where your affections lie." To make it even more mundane, "Go through your checkbook and find out what you really care about."
Your spiritual life can be measured probably better by what you do with your money than any other single thing.
Experts tell us that the average person thinks about money 50 percent of his or her waking time.
How to get it, how to keep it, how to save it, how to spend it, how to find it, whatever it might be, we're tremendously occupied with the matter of money.
Jesus in saying where your treasure is there your heart is also tells us that what we do with our money is the measure of our hearts.
The Questions is: What is your attitude towards money?



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