What’s the Big Idea?
We need to understand biblical truths about money, loving the world, and being a wise steward of our resources. One of the keys to financial faithfulness is having a plan - live today with an eye toward the future.
What’s the Problem?
Financial passivity results in the inability to be good financial stewards. Following the world’s way of managing money can lead to greed, wasting God’s provision, and potentially a heavy load of debt.
Many people do not have a spending plan and often find themselves in a cycle of having more days left in a month than they have money for. Without a plan many people become dependent on credit cards rather than on God. If we do not control our money, it will ultimately control us!
1 Timothy 6:9-11 | 1 John 2:15-17 | Proverbs 21:5
God wants us to be:
- Diligent at earning a living in order to provide for ourselves and to give to others
- A joyful generous giver
- A wise saver
- Cautious to incur debt
- Careful with our spending
This study and the next one, are designed to be very practical and simple to use. The focus of this study is to be financially faithful by developing a system for living within our means each month. It is wise to do careful, biblical financial planning.
What Do I Need To Know About The Passages?
The following passages point to key truths, commands and applications about the topic of temptation, money, and the world as they relate to the stewardship of our finances.