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Who Told you that ?!
The lies the enemy tells us about money
Our money is our money ! Ecclesiastes 5:19Ecclesiastes 5:19 1 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toll- this is a gift of God.
James 1:17James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Wealth is more important right now than anything else. Proverbs 11:4Proverbs 11:4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Just make a little bit moreJust make a little bit more Ecclesiastes 5:10Ecclesiastes 5:10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
3 questions to help prevent Materialism
What do I truly desire in my life ?
What is the pattern of my decisions ?
What is the level of my dissatisfaction right now ?
The Keys to Victory over Materialism
Remember where it comes from Deuteronomy 8:10-18Deuteronomy 8: When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you. 11 Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe His commands, His laws and His decrees
That I am giving you this day. 12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
15 He led you through the cast and dreadful wilderness that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. 16 He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. 17 You may say to yourself, “My power and strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”
18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Stop WorryingStop Worrying Matthew 6:31-33Matthew 6: So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Learn to be contentLearn to be content Hebrews 13:5-6Hebrews 13:5-6 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”