Friday, April 29, 2016

Is Money The Root Of All Evil? Part 5

The Bible does not say "Money is the root of all evil". The Bible does say we should NOT invest our money in temporal things.
So what does investing our treasure in heaven look like? When you give your time and money through the church to help other people come to Christ you are storing up treasure in heaven because when you get to heaven people you never knew on this earth will welcome you and thank you. Why?
Because you gave toward helping them find Jesus. That’s a wise investment.
The Bible teaches us that when you give even a cup of cold water, when you provide relief and love in the name of Jesus, there’ll be a reward that’s an eternal, heavenly treasure. When you use your money to make disciples, to help the poor, you’re investing in a heavenly bank account with your name on it with very specific rewards in heaven.
Now hear this…. Jesus says in Matthew 6:21 ”For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." That’s why this is so important. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Your heart is going to be where your treasure is. Jesus says that our things, our finances, our possessions, how we handle them, how we manage them, how we invest them is LIKE A MAGNET TO OUR HEART. Our heart is inevitably going to be drawn in that direction. What happens with our finances deeply impacts our eternity. If you want to find out where a person's priorities lie, you can look at their credit card statement or look at their checkbook. If your treasure is on earth, it will be revealed in your checkbook, if your treasure is in heaven, that will be revealed as well.
“The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” Deuteronomy 14:23 (TLB)
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