Scriptures: Malachi 3:7-10, 1 Chronicles 29:14, Matthew 6:24, 6:19, Deuteronomy 14:23, Proverbs 3:9-10
Someone once said that when it comes to money you can’t win. If you focus on making money you are materialistic and if you try to make it, but don’t make any you are a loser. If you make a lot and keep it, you are selfish. If you are a high roller and you don’t care about making any you are not ambitious. If you make a lot of it and have it when you die you are an idiot. You are a fool for trying to take it with you. In this message, Dr. Merritt unpacks God's view of money and possessions--how we make it, master it and steward it with God's greater purposes in mind.
"In reality everything you have in that paycheck comes from God. God gave you the job. God gave you the seeks and the ability to learn how to do that job. God gave you the help to perform that job and the truth of the matter is all of the money on that paycheck comes from God, because it all came from Him and it all belongs to Him." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: money, possessions, stuff, materialism, realign, life, level, Israel, Neiman Marcus, tithe, giving, stewardship, trust, first fruits, job, work, ability, talents
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.