During the month of November at Mt. Carmel we will talk about “money.” Now, please stay with me—don’t run off. I’m not planning to ask you if I can borrow some or I’m certainly not going to beat you up for how you spend your money. I struggle with that too! Nor am I going to talk about tithing for four weeks either. I promise!
Most of us are conscious of the extent to which money matters consume us. We worry over the bills and whether we should use the debit card or the credit card this time. We try our best to manage. We check the labels to see if we can afford it or if we should buy this or that. We watch how others are spending their money. We wonder how we can prepare our kids to master it rather than being mastered by it. We pray to find a job, or if we can get one that pays more.
Money matters to us. It may not be ALL that makes the world go ‘round, but it is a crucial part!
Money also matters to God. We know this because the Bible is full of such teaching. I bet you didn’t know this—the Bible offers some 400 verses about faith and some 500 on the topic of prayer. Yet it gives us more than 2,350 verses on the subject of possessions and money! Wonder why?
God cares about our well-being, that’s why. He knows that money—whether for good or bad—profoundly affects our life. So, God goes to great lengths to provide appropriate guidance.
We’ll learn something together, I hope. Invite a friend who may benefit. Let’s see what the Bible has to say about “money matters.”