The Green Monster

Scripture “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” ~Luke 12:15, NLT Quote Having is not the first sin of materialism: The sin that precedes it is the sin of regarding what we have as our own. ~Calvin Miller There is a greedy little man in me…

One Is Company: Three is a Crowd

Scripture The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. ~Mark 4:18-19, NLT Quote There is a difference between humility and low…

Greed Is Not Your Friend

Scripture The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. ~Luke 15:12, NLT Quote I was greedy for another persons loss. ~Augustine {My Confessions, Book II, 9.17} In his youth Augustine ran with a company of…

Gambling and Greed

Scripture People who want to be rich fall into all sorts of temptations and traps. They are caught by foolish and harmful desires that drag them down and destroy them. The love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want money so much that they have given up their faith and caused themselves a…

Live It Up!

Scripture  So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this!  Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne!  ~Ecclesiastes 9:7-8, NLT Quote Man is clueless and God is all-knowing: therefore, the only proper response to God is fear and trust. ~David George Moore…

Making Friends or A Fortune

Scripture Here is someone who lives alone. He has no son, no brother, yet he is always working, never satisfied with the wealth he has. For whom is he working so hard and denying himself any pleasure? This is useless, too – and a miserable way to live. ~Ecclesiastes 4:8, GNT Quote In a world…

Pride And Wealth

Scripture Rich men are conceited, but their real poverty is evident to the poor. ~Proverbs 28:11, LNT Quote Money has never made a man happy and never will. Instead of filling a vacuum, it creates a larger one. ~Ben Franklin Let me say two things right off of the bat, Ben Franklin was one smart…

Generosity

Scripture A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain. ~Proverbs 25:14, NLT Quote We make a living by what we get {earn}; we make a life by what we give. ~Sir Winston Churchill We were created for God’s pleasure and it pleases Him for…

The Trap

Scripture Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich: you are wasting your time. Riches can disappear as though they had the wings of a bird! ~Proverbs 23:4-5, JEV Quote God can satisfy your need but no one can satisfy your greed. ~Ya’akov What is the root of sin; is it pride or disobedience? Technically…

Divine Ownership

Scripture The earth is the LORD ’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. ~Psalm 24:1, NLT Quote We are never more like God than when we are giving. ~Anonymous  Psalm 24 contains the first principle of CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP. We call it Divine Ownership which means everything belongs to…