Presentation on theme: "“Embracing Change To Experience Life!”"— Presentation transcript:
1“Embracing Change To Experience Life!” Being WiseWith YourMONEY!James 5:1-6
2wrongly believe to be WEALTHY! INTRODUCTIONMany peoplewrongly believethat the Bible teachesthat it’s wrongto be WEALTHY!
3a root of all kinds of evil. 1 Timothy 6:10….“For the love of money isa root of all kinds of evil.Some people, eager for money, have wanderedfrom the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (NIV)
4causes all kinds of problems. It is not WEALTHthat is evil!“The love of money”The misuse of money“The love of money”causes all kinds of problems.
5Let’s look at how God wants us to handle our MONEYin 3 areas.
6GET our money is as important as the money we RECEIVE. MAIN POINTS1. The Method In WhichWe "GET" Our MoneyThe way weGET our money is as important as the money we RECEIVE.
7Questions:"Where does yourmoney come from?""Do you get itby honest means?"
8James 5:4….“You have not paid any wages to those who work in your fields. Listen to their complaints! The cries of those who gather in your crops have reached the ears of God, the Lord Almighty [Sabboath].”(GN)
9This is a serious issue!God tells all employers to treat their employees with fairness and justice.
10Jeremiah 22:13….“Doom to him who builds palaces but bullies people, who makes a fine house but destroys lives, who cheats his workers and won’t pay them for their work.”(Message)
11God is very serious about how you your money!GETDon’t fill your pocketsby cheatingpeople outof what youowe them.i)
12When you owe someone something – pay what is due. Don’t be dishonestwith people.ii)When you get a billin the mail – pay it.iii)When you owe someone something – pay what is due.iv)
13Give an honest day’s work Employees to treat their employers fairly ….Give an honest day’s workfor an honest day’s pay.If you sell used cars –do it with honesty.
14don’t sit around wasting time. Employees ….If you get paid bythe hour –don’t sit around wasting time.
15GETHow you yourmoney matters!Proverbs 14:23….“In hard work there is always something gained, but idle talk leads only to poverty.” (GW)
16James next shows us that 2. The Reason We"SAVE" Our MoneyJames next shows us thatthere is a wrong reasonto save up money.
17DON’T STOCKPILE YOUR MONEY! James 5:3b….“You have hoarded [heaped up] wealth [treasure] in the last days.” (NIV)DON’T STOCKPILE YOUR MONEY!"hoarded""heaped up"
18God wants His money to circulate. Save your moneyso that it can be usedfor God’s Kingdomand it’s extension.
19God does NOT opposeus to save money.Luke 14:28….“Suppose you want to build a tower. You would first sit down and figure out what it costs. Then you would see if you have enough money to finish it.”(GW)
20Jesus was talking about HAVING ENOUGH RESOURCES in hand – to finish the project that you started.God encourages SAVING– there IS a legitimateplace for saving.
21your flesh like fire.” (NKJV) James 5:2,3….“Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silverare corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eatyour flesh like fire.” (NKJV)
22"What you have accumulate James is telling them –"What you have accumulatewill deteriorate!"
23put our wealth into circulation – for His kingdom. God does not want usto get wealth – just for the sake of getting wealth.He wants us toput our wealth into circulation – for His kingdom.
243. The Way We"SPEND" Our MoneyVERY IMPORTANT!Tithes & Offering
25“You have lived on the earth James 5:5….“You have lived on the earthin luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves [hearts] in a day of slaughter.” (NIV)
26the EASIER it is to waste it. We are NOT TO WASTEour wealth.We are not to be OVERLY self-indulgent. Sometimes, the more money we makethe EASIER it is to waste it.
27Note:Just because you can afford something – does not mean you should buy it.The way wespend our money...is it pleasing to God?
28The Bible tells us TO….SPEND our money WISELY!Proverbs 21:5….“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”(NIV)
29How do you spell“PLAN”?B-U-D-G-E-THave a budget?What is a budget?
30BUDGET… is planned spending.… is telling your money where to go and when.A wise man PLANShow to use his money.
31Proverbs 23:4,5.…“Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; restrain yourself! Riches disappear in the blink of an eye; wealth sprouts wings and flies off into the wild blue yonder.” (Message)
32This is planned spending! Read again Luke 14:28….“Suppose you want to build a tower. You would first sit down and figure out what it costs. Then you would see if you have enough money to finish it.”(GW)This is planned spending!
33The Bible clearly teaches that God is concerned with... CONCLUSIONThe Bible clearly teaches that God is concerned with... 1. How we GET our money?2. How we SAVE our money?3. How we SPEND our money?
34God is concerned with every aspect of our life – and that includesour “FINANCES.”
35Are you including God in your financial planning? Are you using themin a way that ispleasing to God?Are you including God inyour financial planning?Let's pray!