Presentation on theme: "What is money?. 1 Kings 5:11 Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand cors of wheat as food for his household, in addition to twenty thousand baths of pressed."— Presentation transcript:
1 Kings 5:11 Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand cors of wheat as food for his household, in addition to twenty thousand baths of pressed olive oil
1 Samuel 8:15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your wine and give it to his officials and attendants.
Genesis 20:16 To Sarah he said, “I am giving your brother a thousand shekels of silver.
Deuteronomy 25:13-15 “Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light. … You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
Proverbs 16:11 “A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work”
Matthew 6:19 “Do not store up treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy, where thieves steal. But store for yourselves treasure in heaven.”
Money is used to provide for the necessities of our family and our relatives.
1 Timothy 5:4 “If a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
1 Timothy 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
Ecclesiastes 5:19 ”When God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work-- this is a gift of God.”
Money is to be used to show God's love by giving to others
Matthew 6:2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income …
2 Corinthians 8:2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
2 Corinthians 8:8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love
Luke 16:13 "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
2 EXTREMES 1) Too rigid with money 2) Too reckless with money
Ecclesiastes 4:5-6 Fools fold their hands and ruin themselves. Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.