Proverbs 3:9-10, Proverbs 11:24-25, Matthew 25:14-30
Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV2011) "9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine."
Although our Western culture is extremely private about personal finances, the Bible has about 2000 verses about money. Whether we have no money or too much money, the following Biblical principles apply to every follower of Jesus:
• Give Proverbs 3:9-10, 11:24-25, Luke 6:38, Luke 21:1-4
• Save Proverbs 13:11, 21:20, 22:7, Matthew 25:14-18
• Trust Proverbs 3:5-6, 21:31, Philippians 4:6-7
Proverbs 30:7-9 (MSG) "7 And then he prayed, "God, I'm asking for two things before I die; don't refuse me— 8 Banish lies from my lips and liars from my presence. Give me enough food to live on, neither too much nor too little. 9 If I'm too full, I might get independent, saying, 'God? Who needs him?' If I'm poor, I might steal and dishonor the name of my God."
David Willersdorf spoke about important things. Things that God reminded him about, things that we also need to be reminded about. Have you ever waited for God to step into a situation? In the very most important relationships, for these to work, who is the first to approach for reconciliation, for love to be restored, for the heart to be healed? A great reminder not to worry, and a reminder about being wholehearted.By the way, when can God start using you? How do you win God's approval? You will not hear any of his music in our weekly podcast. If however, like a lot of us, you like his music, head down to his website and take it from there. Is he coming back? We hope so and would love to see you there next time.
Proverbs 16:23-24 (NIV2011) "23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. 24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 18:21 (NIV2011) "21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Our words come from our hearts. Jesus gives us a new heart. In Ephesians 4:29-32, Paul tells us what a new heart is like. It will:
• Not use unwholesome talk
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