What did you leave in your wake today? Some people leave a trail of destruction wherever they go while others leave a trail of blessing.
In this 3 week series we’ll dig into the ancient wisdom of the Bible to shape the way money impacts our life today and our legacy tomorrow. This is far more than will-writing or estate-planning. This is about the every-day blessing or destruction that we allow money to have in our lives and in the lives of the people around us. Through the ancient accounting of the Bible we find hope, healing and better days ahead.
Coronavirus has thrown our financial situation upside down. Many of us are struggling and uncertain about what happens next. What is going to happen after JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments end?
Jesus speaks into this situation with a warning about the way money threatens to grip our hearts, and with some practical wisdom about handling cash with care. God cares about how we handle money. The financial principles we find in the Bible still work in our lives today. When we understand them and practice them they will make an incredible difference to our entire lives and the people around us. This isn’t magic – it’s God’s plan for handling money, debt, wealth and prosperity.
We are the most marketed-to society in history. Debt is one product that has been marketed so aggressively that many of us can’t imagine life without it. By contrast, there isn’t anything good in the Bible about debt. Instead we find words like “slave”, “fool” and “curse” to describe debt. How should we understand debt to use it wisely and break free of its bondage? Slavery squeezes the life out of us. God has a better plan for our lives. God’s plan leads to leaving a legacy for others now and into the future.
Financial health can be attacked and undermined by toxic attitudes towards money and wealth. We must identify these attitudes of pride and poverty, and then replace them with an attitude of gratitude. The best way to express and cultivate gratitude is with generosity. As Dave Ramsay says, ‘Giving is the most fun you can have with your money!’ An attitude of gratitude will leave a much stronger legacy every day and well into the future.
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This post was written by Geoff Snook.