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God Always Keeps His Promises

When God makes a promise he keeps it. He doesn’t forget, he doesn’t change his mind and he’s always faithful. However there are some of His promises that depend upon our faithfulness?

Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and all these things [food and clothing] shall be added to you.” At first glance, this may look like a verse that promises food and clothing to every follower of Christ. But when you look closely, it is conditioned upon seeking God’s kingdom.

When I first learned what the Bible said about money, it became clear that God has a role with money, and He’s also given us certain responsibilities. God is the owner of everything we have. “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). And He’s our provider. Our role is to handle whatever He’s entrusted to us His way as revealed in the Bible. When we don’t there are consequences.

One of many examples is found in Proverbs 28:27, He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.” In this passage, God’s provision is conditioned upon being generous to the needy.

One of the reasons it’s crucial to learn what the Bible says about handling money, is so that we can learn how to be faithful to do our part. When we are financially faithful, we can be sure God will do His part.

To learn more about handling the things God’s entrusted to us check out the Financial Stewardship Bible on our website.

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What the Bible says about Handling Money

When I’m introduced to someone and am asked what I do for a living, I tell people that I teach what the Bible says about handling money. Often my new acquaintance looks at me in disbelief and says, “The Bible talks about money? How does that apply to us today?

The Bible is loaded with 2,350 verses dealing with how to handle money and possessions. Surprisingly, 15 percent of everything that Jesus said had to do with it. There are two major reasons the Lord said so much about it.

First, God loves us like crazy and He realized that from time to time money was going to be a challenge for us all – so He wanted to give us a road map to handle it the very best way possible. Second, He knew that money would be the primary competitor with Christ for the lordship of our lives. Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

The Bible reveals that God is the owner of all that we have. Psalm 24:1 tells us, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” On the other hand, our responsibilities are summed up in 1 Corinthians 4:2, “It is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” Our job is to faithfully handle money God’s way.

Fortunately, the Bible tells us why and how we are to work, give, save, spend, invest, get out of debt, and teach our kids how to handle money in the wisest way possible.

The Bible is God’s word and everything in it is true. It is practical and applies to every generation and every culture.

To learn more about what the Bible says about money, order the Financial Stewardship Bible at www.compass1.org. Compass partnered with American Bible Society in producing this Bible that has all 2,350 verses highlighted (in green, of course) and a 40-day financial devotional.

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