So over here is some say God wants us to prosper to give all right all right so there is a good question there's a clarification what do you mean by wealth What does it mean to prosper right it's a little bit of a tricky question I get I'll give you that but let's see what the White House is saying we alluded to this earlier Matthew one thousand nine hundred four and again I say unto you it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of got you member the rich young ruler. We have no secret windfall. And you're going to find out personal finance. Services such as and help us easily aggregate all of our financial accounts i. They mentioned that they had numerous wealthy acquaintances, but they were among the most miserable people they knew. We had number five that was just to whet your appetite. The less I need the easier it is for me to prosper this goes right back to saver Sam right saver salmon consumer coral sand needed less and because he need to last in a real sense he was far more prosperous than Karl was even though Karl had probably had a bigger income perhaps a bigger net worth who knows.
Because what does compound interest this is where your math has to come back or you member back in high school algebra. First, help me never to tell a lie. And I work for a ministry. Some of these questions we're going to deal about deal on Saturday afternoon. It may not be a problem in your case is how much am I spending. Moreover, the book of nature also teaches a similar lesson: Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. He is an expert, expert Bible-guide.
We all nodded heads because as Christians, we know that money cannot buy the happiness and longing that many desire. Once we had our baby. It truly was a life-changing experience, and as this year marks the 10th year anniversary of when I went, I have been going over the different themes and lessons I learned in that time that I want to share with you guys - things that still affect my day to day life now. These are individuals who live to work, live to make money, and showcase their extravagance for all to see, yet they have neglected their souls and their families. And guess what he has paid for it because he learned to manage his lifestyle. Why they save for the future and guess what they say for the future. And so I and my wife both had our undergraduate studies paid for which is a huge blessing.
According to God is defined by our level of need. Instead of living merely for the present you could now have had a competency for your family have had the comforts of life. We need a lot right. When I'm ready to retire. That every youth and every child be taught not merely just all imaginary problems. I live a pretty modest life. And then you are being the Good Samaritan you give them money and then the next thing you know they're off on a Bahama cruise vacation what does that do to you inside.
Who was out again I didn't have a Rich Dad Poor Dad. There is much discussion among Christians regarding the materialism of those who are wealthy in this world. That's not alone why it's. Professor Bloomberg is a well regard scholar especially in the field of parables. The point here is Ellen Weiss says Occupy Jesus says excuse me Occupy till I come and Ellen while here is applying it by saying don't be so heavenly minded that you are of no earthly good.
Elo white borrowed money to print or books. What about the financial collapse. And you know sometimes we get this idea and we'll get there in a minute sometimes I get this idea that to be poor is to be holy that's not necessarily the case right the Bible does say it is more difficult for a rich man to enter into a kingdom of heaven than a camel to enter the eye of a needle Yes riches can be an impediment don't we don't deny that but yet I'm getting ahead of myself a little bit but yet to be in a state of constant deprivation and need it stirs within us perhaps not the level of greed. What's the alternative that we're comparing against right so this was a little bit of a trick question. Smartphones cost money we don't see it but it does even things like getting sick it costs money right not just the medication not just health insurance I'm not going to talk about politics here but loss of job time right paid time off you might get paid you might not and then all of the associated money that is related to health care relationships how many people have you heard about with relationship trouble that involves money I don't remember the statistics right off the bat but it's something like over half of all divorces or the end rather the majority of divorces all have money as one of the reasons it may not be the cause but it becomes one of the issues that come into the mix and so even in our human relationships money so often get in the way Or how about your. You see the difference the difference is the mindset of saying God will provide as a license to be presumptuous versus God will provide as a basis of well he gave me the ability to provide and even if I don't make up even if I don't have enough God is standing there to make up for my lack you see the difference in perspective. Washing machine you have to do by hand but wants an Essex traffic incidents way.
I do have a degree in business. So how much do I need. You'll probably be just fine. But it might affect your wallet a little bit. And so be with us as we continue on this weekend here G Y C help us to learn much. By Wally Bocos, Sep 06 2017 In depth study on the biblical view of possessions. And you have given us.
You can walk away from it and your money. And also give you an overview an outline of what the other sessions are going to be and what we're going to talk about so this is sort of an introduction. That's one of the toughest words in the American language I don't want to say English language because it seems to me you know where in America we read earlier fifty three percent or whatever sixty three percent don't even have five hundred came in cover five dollars. A students in the front row All right so let's continue this session one the title of this first session is called neither poverty nor riches when try to move around so people over here can see. I'm glad there is actually one that we have a split decision on.
So enough of an advertisement about saving the crumbs and myself and all that. He didn't know it but he was actually reflecting the principles of scripture. Just a quick parenthetical note. It is practical, comprehensive, scholarly, balanced and thoroughly biblical. The best way to reach financial independence is to earn more money.