Believe it or not, money is the leading cause of stress and a common contributor to divorce in America. It seems if we don’t have it, we’re thinking about how we can get it. And when we do have it, many are consumed by how to keep it or build it.
People really haven’t changed much in regards to their relationship with money over the years. No doubt that’s why Jesus warned people that money would be the biggest competitor for God’s place in our hearts, and He was right. We make career decisions based on how much we could earn rather than what God called us to do. And who doesn’t feel a little more secure when their 401K or investment portfolio is growing, not shrinking?
Let’s be clear money isn’t bad or evil, but how we manage it will reflect where we place our trust. If you’re struggling financially, much of your attention passion and concern will be dragged away from God, your spouse, your kids, your family and redirected to your financial situation This Sunday we’re going to consider how to look at money from God’s perspective, and see how the Biblical approach to money is really the simple approach to life.