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Family Finances | Part 2

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February 16, 2021 7:00 am

Family Finances | Part 2

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February 16, 2021 7:00 am

It could be said that money is the root of a majority of the problems in our homes. The enemy’s plan is to keep families in financial bondage. In this message, Adrian Rogers provides wisdom regarding family finances.

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How should we as Christians measure wealth, listen to Adrian Rogers the greatest well would you have is not in the bank. If you have children.

Your greatest wealth is your children.

Children may make a rich man for you got it backward.

I like a poor man rich rich man can't take his money to have and I'm taking my children I'm taking my children have and thank God for Christian family. Thank God for the things that really matter will love worth finding many of the problems families have today could be categorized as money problem is financial struggle, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said we need to add up everything that we owned. Money cannot buy and death cannot take away and praise God for that.

What might happen in your home. If you did that today.

In part one of this message. We learned that a lack of wealth cannot take away genuine contentment. The things that truly matter are the things that money cannot buy. But what happens when we love money more than the things that are priceless. What are our responsibilities when we do obtain wealth.

If you have your Bible turn to first Timothy chapter 6 is Adrian Rogers delivers part two of family finances. Now it is the devils plan to keep families in financial bondage where you look right here in the word of God and find out what God's word as to say about your money problems is a pastor mime is not a money problem. It is a lack of money problem whatever kind of a problem is. It may not be truly a lack of money problem and you think it is for words. I want to write upon your heart and the word lack the word lost the word love in the word luxury there all right here. First of all I want us to say something about the lack of wealth, the lack of wealth and I want you to learn this the lack of wealth, the lack of wealth cannot take away genuine commitment like if you will, in verses six through eight of this passage again, but godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. I watch this and having food and raiment close lab must be content. Many of us have lots that are not genuinely now, the Scripture tells us here that you only have two basic needs goes at simplifies and that's all that's what God says that's all you mean that's all I mean is through and close and the Bible says if you have that be content now what is contempt contentment is an inner sufficiency that keeps us at peace and spite of outward circumstances and enter sufficiency that keeps us in peace and spite of outward circumstances that if you depend upon natural material things for contentment. You will never have it. Where is contentment found look in the word of God, look at it verse six but godliness with contentment is great gain that if you are godly your well I say this, that your personal value is revealed not by money but by godliness. Your personal value. So many times we look at Amanda stocks, bonds, real estate, scars, homes, etc. we say well he's worth this or is worth that you cannot measure worth by money godliness is worth more than a bank account. That's what God's word says and and so when you ask, what is an individual worth what an insult, Almighty God. If you say he's worth what he thinks he is.

You want to know what any item is worth to find out what an item is worth. Find out what somebody will pay for. I don't care how much you think all that stuff is worth try to sell it and you know what is worth what someone will pay for any appraisal tell you that is not true.

Now folks want you worth Jesus time for you your vitamin eye me with his precious blood, people not as rich red royal blood for you and you are valuable and don't you ever ever ever measure your worth by your bank account don't you do that I'm telling you friend that your personal value is revealed by God in this your personal virtue is revealed by godliness.

Now here's the very first thing I want you to understand, listen to what we said the lack of wealth cannot take away genuine contentment. If you have God in your family, your rich your rich RMA as a second language you learn the loss of wealth is inevitable. Look, if you will, in verse seven for we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out mouth but a lot of people don't believe that they somehow think they don't take it with them. I think I told you about a man who'd heard which can stay with you so he decided, at least he would try and so he put all of his money in a big jug will handle on it and put it in the attic. He was going to dine his house. The attic was right over his bedroom. He figured on the way up to heaven. The snatching that jug and city today with an sure enough he died in after everybody coming on. The wife went up the attic to see the jug was still there and you know what it was still there.

She thought maybe he should put it in the basement folks where he put it madly what he put in the basement. You are not going to take it with you. Look at this verse again. The Bible says we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we going to carry nothing. How about we need to understand this if you want to know how much you all really add up everything that you have the money cannot buy and that death cannot take away because money talks.

It says goodbye and if it does say goodbye to you, you're going to say goodbye to it. Now the Bible says this, Proverbs chapter 23 verses four through six. The Bible says labor not to be rich sees from line on wisdom will now set by knives upon that which is not that is even keep looking at nothing for riches certainly make themselves waiting. They fly away as an eagle toward heaven and then put down what old Joe said in the book of Job 1 verse 21, make it came out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither, the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord folks were you born your boy make it and when you go you're going to go street of all of this worlds goods and so you don't mean well to give you contentment and number two what you do accumulate, you're not going to be able to keep this a country woman new it when she said I wear this world like a loose garment who has a way, we need to wear great missionary statesman Jim Elliott said a man is not a fool who gives what he cannot keep the game want to cannot lose that certain things and we cannot keep the certain things that we cannot lose about. Sooner or later we going to die and they don't have our funerals.

If Jesus didn't come first when you're done you will have a few I want you to imagine your funeral here you are right here in the casket and here's everybody coming by to look at you know what I want to say about your well he he really did spend long hours at the office. He really was a good business manager. They really move the stocks in the bonds.

He was a shrewd operators out what you want them to say about you what you want your children, your grandchildren, your wife, your husband what you want them to say about you. You are below what prosperity is limited. In other words sound like posterity. Prosperity is posterity. What are you leaving behind you in the hearts and lives of your children what are they going to say when they come and look into that casket at your funeral when I go to be talking primarily about your bank account. Again this, you can't take it with you. When will families learn this is the third thing I want to learn. Now remember, we thought about the lack of wealth. Then we talk about the loss of wealth. Now let's talk about the love of wealth here, something a lot of wealth may be dangerous look is the will in verses eight and nine and having food and raiment lettuce. There was be content, but they will be rich that what this literally means is not.

Those are going to be rich. It means those who determined to be written. Those who well, to be right which those are say this is my life's goals. Those who will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition for the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have aired from the fate and pierced themselves through with many sorrows is your desire.

Your ambition to be a rich man a rich woman then you my friend. I headed for disaster. You are walking on thin ice.

I must say is wrong. Be rich minimums got in the Bible were rich, but if you're burning ambition is to be rich you had trouble and I'm telling you that this is what many people have as a goal in life is to be rich and God's word is so clear about this. If that is your goal. Why is this well. Sometimes you hear person in a Santa graduation commencement address and he will say something like this concerning money he will say, let me give you young people some advice.

Make all the money you can just so you make it on my last sounds like good advice, but that's terrible advice, terrible advice. No man has the right to make all the money he can because he makes all the money he can is going be making money. We ought to be doing something he's going be making money when he ought to be spending time with this plan is going to be making money when he ought to be in church he's going to be making money when he ought to be praying. He's going to be making money when he ought to be sleeping. He's gonna be making money when he ought to be finishing money will become as God if he makes all the money he can on the Bible teaches that you will be productive in the Bible teaches investment.

The Bible does not teach slow the Bible does not say that your more spiritual because your pool is on the meanest people I've ever met her poor people stroke some of the nicest people I've ever met a successful people when I say success. Let me reiterate that people have a lot of money, success is not measured by wealth or poverty is measured by godliness, but I want you to listen to me if your desire if you're burning know if the thing that concerns you is to be rich when you're headed for trouble. If that is your priority and many people who desire to be rich become victims of get-rich-quick schemes.

The Bible says in Proverbs 28 in verse 20 a faithful man shall abound with blessings. But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent values. I will pastor what what is my relationship of these things well does the Bible say that godliness with contentment is great gain.

So what therefore is my ambition to be rich, not with Matthew 633 seek you first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you, that God knows you have need of things, food and clothing. Not only does God want you to have your needs met.

But God is a good God is waiting to see who is going to give you a lot of things you don't mean just because he loves you and God is not a God who is a cosmic killjoy who makes you squirm like a worm in hot ashes. God is not saying that all I want you to have his food and clothes. That's not what God is saying we got a saying that's all you really need. If you have me in food and close you can be content is what you say mount notice for 17 charge them, charge them that are rich in this world that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come that they may lay hold of eternal life.

But here's the fourth and final thing the luxury of wealth brings responsibility. By the way, I would say my large where all luxuriously wealthy compared to most of the people in the world.

By limiting this the word responsibility goes with electric well you see, we are stewards were not owners. I'm in God's is what you have but you might receive is the Lords and the fullness thereof. All God is done as lonely.

Do you got is made you a Stewart overture, not an owner if you think you're an owner you don't understand Bible the limited difference between a steward and an owner and owner has rights steward has responsibilities. God is the owner.

He's the one with the rights we are the steward's we are responsibilities.

The Bible says steward is a man who is to be found faithful by talking about the financial bondage of those who don't have much and I put themselves in debt. Did you know that you can be wealthy and be in financial bondage.

Did you know that imitated about the financial bondage of the wealthy, a wealthy man is in financial bondage. If he seeks satisfaction in his money. Why, because he will never find. We do know that even a poor man has an advantage over wealthy man. At least the poor man has hope that if I can get enough. I'd be happy.

The rich man says I have it and I'm still not happy. He didn't even have the hope and so is the financial bondage of the rich when they seek satisfaction in their ownership. All right, I want to tell you again, a wealthy man is in financial bondage. When his wealth increases as worries.

I think about their people today who cannot get a good night sleep, not because of their poverty, but because of their wealth. Proverbs 15 verse six says in the house of the righteous is much treasure but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble that if your revenue is based somehow upon your inordinate desire to get rich. All you bought for yourself is trouble you pierced yourself through with many sorrows. A rich man is in financial bondage. When he becomes a slave to his money. I mean if your slave to money are still in bondage.

The Bible says in Proverbs 23 verse four. Labor not to be rich. That is, you are a laborer you are in bondage.

Money is a wonderful servant. It's a poor master. I rich man is in bondage when he has no treasure in heaven lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven are rich man is poor and in bondage.

If he dies priceless death.

Proverbs 11 in verse four riches profit not in the day of wrath say here God here.

Few millions Lord here. Few thousands Lord God, let me own in the heaven.

No riches profit in the day, wrath. So what are the responsibilities of the luxury of, well, well, let's look at them and see number one.

Be humble notice for 17 charge them that are rich in this world that they be not high-minded folks, if you've got more than somebody else don't you strut your stuff you're not better than somebody else because you happen to have more be humble. Warren wears me says material wealth is either a window through which we see God are a mirror in which we see ourselves member to be trustful. Don't trust in uncertain riches, but trust in the living God. You think you got much goods laid up for many years. Brandon air bubble can hit your brain the next 15 seconds. What good is your money then Max being joyful notice again what he says but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy hi Jim, God is not a cosmic killjoy. God is not trying to say I want to keep you poor.

I want to keep you down in the dust know God is in good God, the Lord thy God is the son of Michio the Lord will give grace and glory no good thing will he withhold from them that walk upright like the devil will get you to think that somehow God doesn't want you to have a good time, but he does. God gives us richly all things to enjoy and if God has given you a fine house and God is giving you a fine card God is giving your bank account. And God has given you good things. I am so happy for you that's wonderful. Just don't trust in don't trust in that stress in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy the humble be trustful being joyful last of all, be generous. If God has given you much more can he be rich in good works to distribute Wellington communiqu don't squeeze it and follow it you are started belongs to God.

God is giving you wealth.

It is an opportunity and it is an obligation not listen to the greatest wealth that you have is not in the bank.

If you have children. Your greatest wealth as your children have children, they make a rich man, poor you got it backward.

They make a poor man rich rich man can take his money to have and I'm taking my children to him. I'm taking my children heaven. Thank God for Christian family. Thank God for the things that really matter. Godliness with contentment is great gain that godliness comes when we give our hearts to Jesus Christ and trust him as our Lord and Savior would you begin to pray for your own heart just right. Dear God, I want to be godly so I can be content. God I want to be godly so I can give you glory.

The Bible says these things have I written to be the believe on the name of the son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life because by believing in the name of the son of God.

Matthew want that assurance is what I want you to do. I want to pray this prayer dear God, I'm a send my sin deserves judgment, but I need mercy, Jesus, you pay for my sin with your blood on the cross you died to save me if I would trust you. I do trust you.

I believe you are the son of God. I believe you died for my sins on the cross.

Thank you for doing.

I believe that God raised from the dead and right now I receive you as my Lord and Savior come into my heart, forgive me and cleanse me, save me and begin now to make me the person you want me to beg in Jesus name, amen.

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