The Bible is filled with passages dealing with money. Some have been misinterpreted and wrongly taught, but the Holy Spirit can show us and empower ud to follow some basic principles for financial stability. Here are just a few to get you started:
Of the 38 parables in the New Testament, 16 of them deal with the right and wrong use of money.
One out of every 10 verses in the Bible speaks on the issue of finance.
There are 500 verses on prayer and 500 verses on faith but over 2,000 verses on finance and its correct use.
God provides for all of our needs to be met so that we will be blessed. He wants to use money to strengthen our trust in Him, prove His love for us, and increase our trustworthiness in handling His blessings. We can use this truth to test our financial management. God does not use money to worry us, corrupt us, hold us in bondage, or let us indulge in self-serving desires. If money is causing any of these problems, it means just one thing: God is not in control of your finances; satan is. He's the one who will use money to rob you of the peace and joy God wants for you.
God wants to control your finances through you. Psalm 8:6 "Thou dost make (man) to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet."
When we pray, "Lord, take control," we're actually saying, "Lord, control my decisions, my actions, my desires." When we allow Him to control, He will supernaturally give us success.
We'll look up and marvel, "How did I get out of that mess and how did I get all this blessing?"
And He will look upon us and say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." And our bonus will be that, having been faithful in money matters, He will put us in charge of many things . . . and we'll enter into His joy according to Matthew 25:23.
Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org
We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.
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