3 Perspectives on Money
I’d like to give you 3 perspectives on money; they all come from the school of the streets. I’ve read lots of books; I have learned from them, but most of what I have learned has come from God through Godly people, through God’s Word.
Get your heart in the right place
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
Our heart is key. Many of us want to get rich (and the Bible says that is a specific trap).
"Riches are something we have, wealth is something we are. Five areas of wealth: peace with God, relationships God has given us, revelational wealth, time, material contentment" (Dennis Peacocke…Doing Business God’s Way)
Get your head into the right perspective
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Matthew 6:22-23)
I want you to be wealthy; you may or may not ever be rich. But I know that if your heart and head are screwed on straight, you’ll go a long way down the road that we have to walk in this world without messing up the life of you and your family.
"Christian leaders are only satisfied if they can produce new proprietors who become partners in the business and prosper in it themselves. Christian leaders are committed to making others wealthy, not rich" (Dennis Peacocke, p. 65 Doing Business God’s Way)
Get your hands into the right practice
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." (Matthew 6:24)
Do your work as unto the Lord, see it as an act of worship and witness.
Maximize your income and wealth by the way you work and the way you approach the gifts and skills that God has entrusted to you.
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