With my money, I can not buy happiness.
The Bible in money selfishness and love of money.
Ecclesiastes 5: 9-11 says,
Money can be the cause of evil.
1 Timothy 6:10 says,
Marcos 4: 14,18-19 . Markus 4:19
Mateo 6:24; Lucas 12: 13-21.
Mark 8: 34-38; 10: 21-27; Luke 16: 19-31; 22: 4-6; Acts 5: 1-11; 1 Timothy 6:10; James 5: 1-6.
Corruption means that you will acquire possessions wrongfully used or money to do evil.
Leviticus 19: 11-13 says to steal and rob corruption.
Psalm 37:21 says
borrow money and payback is not corruption.
James 5: 4 says
. that the salaries of its employees curb corruption Deuteronomy 25: 13-15 says
that dishonesty and deception (eg. measured with different weights and sizes) is corruption.
Proverbs 17: 8,23 says
to give and accept bribes (or bribes) corruption.
Proverbs 28: 8 says
the usury in lending corruption. “Borrowed money usurers’ to high-interest rates and outrageous because debtors cannot pay the amount, but your monthly earned money directly into the pockets of these sharks.
Preacher 7: 7
That’s extortion and bribery corruption.
Proverbs 16: 8 says
they acquire revenue injustice corruption.
Participate in lotteries, games and betting is motivated by greed and belief in gambling. Many people become addicted to this. It’s a bad way to get the money God has entrusted to invest. Gambling (casinos) leads to massive debt, bankruptcy shelves, and slaves of the owners of the casinos.
The Bible teaches that people should do honest work for a living (2 Thessalonians 3:10 ).
Acquire money through drug trafficking and money laundering, corruption. false receipts to sell or buy (taking money from taxes) is corruption. Printing counterfeit bills and counterfeit credit cards is corruption.
Giving and receiving bribe money is evil.
Proverbs 17: 8,23 says
to give or accept a bribe is corrupt.
Psalm 26:10 says
the hands of people who give bribes, beating crime. What corrupt businessmen and corrupt government officials even say, the Bible says that consider bribes but only with their criminal intentions and plans! These people can not be trusted!
Proverbs 19: 6 says:
to give gifts to attract noble things, corruption.
The consequences of giving and receiving bribe money.
Deuteronomy 16: 18-19 teaches
He offered the bribe money to settle a lawsuit in court in his favour, is corruption. Instead of enforcing the law, the court violates the law! Speak freely guilty and convict the innocent! The giver of a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. A society with corrupt judges and officials destroy itself!
Deuteronomy 27: 19,25 and Isaiah 5: 22-23 teaches
that a society with such corrupt judges, government officials and businessmen are under God’s curse (!)!
Isaiah 1, 23 to 25.28 and Micah 3: 9-11 describe
the characteristics of a corrupt society.
“Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves! Each of them gifts hunt again after services. The orphan who do well and the judgment of the widow does not receive them,” because these poor people can not afford them! God warns that turns his hand against society will retaliate against such leaders and eventually will break all corrupt man! God will do this in this life, especially in the afterlife.
Ecclesiastes 7: 7 says:
“Gifts spoil the heart” Gift Givers are morally corrupt and innocent people suffer.
Proverbs 15: 6 says:
that “the benefit of the wicked brings the destruction of the house.”
His own family is destroyed such as, when in jail and can not support his family, or can not pay the fine!
Micah 3: 9-12 says
a man who “judge for gifts, teach wages and divination make money” to and “all spin equity”plough their land and their city will make a mess!
But Deuteronomy 27:25, Job 15:34 and Matthew 18: 7-9 teaches
the worst result for a man who bribes (money) give or accept is that God curses them as a punishment God allow the suffering of their families and their belongings destroyed. And finally, God cast them into the fire of hell because they had been a stumbling block for others to sin!
Making money in the right way.
2 Tessalonicenzen 3: 6-15
commands Christians to work and earn their own income. Christians should not deal with people who are lazy, unwilling to work, irregular life and engage in useless things.
Proverbs 10: 4-5
It teaches that a Christian should not be lazy, but diligent.
Proverbs 23: 4-5 NIV learn
4 money is a Christian should avoid a lot of overtime.
“Matt was not to get rich, you have the wisdom to restrain / limit!
It is constantly working overtime, he has no time for his wife, children and often not for Jesus Christ!
A Christian should not say,
“My own power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth” Deuteronomy 8: 17-18 .
“What do you have that you have not received” (1 Corinthians 4: 7 )? It is always the Lord who gives you the ability to produce wealth. Therefore, be humble and remain dependent on God. 2. Saving money the right way. Discover and discuss.
What the Bible teaches about saving money?
Save your money for a charity or a future project when saving for your child’s studies, it is a good thing.
Proverbs 13:11 NIV says:
“A source dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand, is rich” (NIV: “The bad money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow” Save slowly and eventually have enough for your project.
Matthew 25:27 teaches
Christians savings account in a bank and earn interest have.
that the surest way to save money is to invest in the kingdom of God!
Jesus Christ says,
“Gather treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but collect treasures in heaven,” where moth and rust consume and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
The practical way to collect treasures is investing in the expansion of the Kingdom of God.
Spend the money the right way.
Proverbs 21: 5 teaches
What you should do before Christians who spend the money: “The plans of who is laborious, only lead to a surplus, But all who rushed comes only to poverty.”.
Christians have their spending plans based on their income and on the basis of the purposes of God in their lives. “
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the Lord test the spirits.
Confirm your works to the Lord and your plans will be established ” Proverbs 16: 2-3.
The following practical tips will help Christians to plan their spending:
- Perform planning and budgeting money a team project together with your spouse.
It can also include in some cases their children.
So that children learn good plan to do with your money.
- Create financial plans of the municipality along with the church council and your business along with your supervisor.
Make a list of priority needs in order of importance.
So learn to spend money only on the important issues.
- Enter only the money you have, God has entrusted to him.
If you do not have money, you have to spend money.
To save more money, you should end up overspending.
Have realistic goals for spending money.
Keep a written accounting.
Do not throw your receipts and make a monthly financial report.
- Shop smart.
collecting information about the product: It is what do to?
Will you use it enough?
Buy more than necessary?
Is the price reasonable?
Proverbs 1: 3 says:
that everything a Christian “justice, law and justice” should be.
borrow money in the right way.
Romans 13: 8 says:
“Being none indebted to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Therefore “Make no debt!” This does not mean that you should never enter into financial obligations, as the Bible speaks about money lend to another and borrow money from others
Exodus 22:25; Psalm 37:26; Matthew 5:42; Luke 6:35.
Condemns the ease with which the debt and, in particular, the failure to repay loans (is Psalm 37:21 ).
The emphasis is not on the debt, but the duty to love our neighbor.
“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22: 7).
But the Bible talks about charitable loans, commercial loans and guarantees another. (2)
Charity loans against commercial loans
All loans in Israel (Exodus 22: 25-27; Leviticus 25: 35-37; Deuteronomy 15: 7-11; 23: 19-20) were loans charitable and non-commercial loans.
Loans were given not to set up or expand a business, but to help a poor man to overcome a period of poverty.
The Bible forbids interest on such loans is calculated as a fellow Israelite exploit their misery.
The word “usury” has the same meaning as rates excessively high interest. 08 Manual Lesson 37.
Is money five types of excessively high-interest rates, but at the request of interest no more!
Matthew 5:42 teaches,
“Do not leave the one who wants to borrow from you.”
put money in a bank and earn interest well ( Matthew 25:27; Luke 19:23).
Therefore, banks can also issue commercial loans and then earn interest.
But in Luke 6: 30-36
Jesus continues to calculate charges of private lending, “If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thank you for it?
After all sinners (ie, non-Christians) lend to sinners, to receive the same lap. But love your enemies and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great and will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the unthankful and evil. Be merciful as your Father is merciful. “
Something to keep in mind is to give an interest free loan to a poor person to establish a micro enterprise. If you start to make a profit, you can repay the loan (without interest), and the money can be used again for new loans without interest to other micro enterprises! Help people develop their talents. Helping people who come with a micro business off the ground.
The interest-free loan to be paid back later earns self-respect and dignity. (4) Property and safe. Discover and discuss.
What makes the Bible a promise or stand on deposit?
During the Old Testament period, the guarantee of a small temporary loan took the form of a guarantee (deposit) of a product or collateral for purchase.
If the amount was not returned, security or property was confiscated (Deuteronomy 24: 10-13; Nehemiah 5: 3; 24 position: 3; Proverbs 6: 1-5; 22: 26-27).
If there were no deposit to resign, the debtor or guarantor could be sold as slaves (Exodus 22: 3; 2 Kings 4: 1; Amos 2: 6-8; 8: 6).
Therefore teaches Prov 6: 1-5
that a Christian should never guarantee loans (liabilities) that make others!
Fortunately, the hardness of this habit was softened by a statute of limitations in Israel (Leviticus 25: 39-43; Deuteronomy 15: 1-11): all debts were discharged in Israel every seven years (deleted)!
Borrow money from the municipality.
Borrowing money is not always bad.
In Matthew 5:42 Jesus taught
“Give to everyone who asks you, and do not turn away from him that would borrow from you.”
Borrowing money is a sensitive issue among Christians. A Christian who wants to borrow money to help along poverty, should not borrow money from the parishioners, but direct your request to the council of elders. They must decide whether to help or not, and how to do. The church must not charge interest on loans charity. Of course, The council of elders may delegate the execution of this task to the deacons.
But a Christian, who takes money to set up or expand a business, should not spend money on the church, but to borrow from a bank.
Banks always calculate interest on commercial loans. The government sets the rules.
There are also Christian organizations that the money available for the development of education (schools), health care (for babies), hospitals, housing (disaster victims and processing), agricultural projects (digging wells) and micro-credits provided for the poor to start a small business (2 Corinthians chapters 8-9).
Christians should never borrow money from the so-called “loan sharks” because they are illegal, the calculation of excessive speculation and the use of extreme violence against those who can not pay.
Moreover, people who borrow money “slaves of loan sharks’ and update their life to pay rising debts and, therefore, make rich usurers!
Remain debt free.
How can a Christian remain free of debt?
The following principles help people to stay free from financial bondage:
1.Wees not lazy, but diligent in their daily work (Proverbs 24: 30-34).
If you have a lack of food and clothing, then put your trust in God to give their basic needs (Matthew 6: 25-34).
- Ask God for His irresponsible financial waste (Luke 15:13).
Do not borrow money from others and lend money to others (Proverbs 22: 7).
Make any debt, especially in goods that quickly lose their values ( Romans 13: 8 ).
Close all deposit accounts shops, stop using credit cards and prefer to pay in cash
Zechariah 10: 2 speaks of idols and soothsayers who make false promises).
- Never stand surety for another (never a signatory to any other debt) (Proverbs 11:15).
Use your greatest possessions long as possible until they are completely exhausted. share their possessions with other Christians.
Buy second-hand goods, which are usually of good quality, however, are much cheaper.
Buy rarely something that just want to have more, but do not really need.
A Christian lifestyle
Different lifestyles that dishonor God.
There are many types of lifestyles in the world.
Both wealthy and pour are responsible for their way of life.
- God condemns a flamboyant way of life (Ezekiel 34: 17-19; Matthew 7: 6)!
God condemns a world of fun lifestyle (Proverbs 21:17; 23: 20-21)!
God condemns unjust life (Leviticus 19: 11-13,35-36)!
And God condemns a greedy life (Luke 12:15; James 5: 1-6)! 2.
The Christian life is satisfaction.
You can enjoy but to share.
Read Filippenzen 4: 11-12; 1 Corinthians 4: 7; 1 Timothy 6: 8.17 to 18. Discover and discuss.
What attitude should a Christian deal with the real needs and wealth?
Christians must be met if they have food and clothing.
1 Timothy 6: 8 teaches,
“And having food and raiment let us be content.”
Cover refers to clothing and shelter. Food, drink, clothing and shelter are the basic material necessities of life. (2)
Christians should remember that it is God that “all things primarily provided enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17).
Christians can enjoy what they have!
But Christians are commanded to do good, to be generous and share.
The Christian lifestyle is responsible for money and possessions.
Read Lukas 12: 42-48.
How to handle a Christian your belongings?
Hundreds of millions of people living in extreme poverty and thousands of people die every day from hunger in the world’s Christians these people can not be forgotten!
Proverbs 19:17 says,
“He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, He will reward you.”
And Proverbs 21:13 says,
“That closes his ears to the cry of the poor; he too will cry out and not be heard.”
As already it owns a Christian, who has received from God (1 Corinthians 4: 7) and have to handle it as a good entrusted (to manage on behalf of God) (Luke 12: 42-48)!
In light of these facts, Christians should do the following:
Set a budget.
Christians should take certain rules for their spending on food, clothing, housing, transportation, gifts, etc., and create an annual budget that fits your income.
Christians should avoid extremes and distinguish between:
- What is necessary and what is a luxury.
What is the creative development and what is a symbol of empty status.
What it is modesty, and what is vanity.
What is a celebration occasion and what is a daily lifestyle of prosperity.
What is God and what is a slavish imitation of the fashion people.
Do not follow the rich countries.
Christians should not see rich countries in the world as a model for your lifestyle, but rather the Kingdom of God and his lifestyle.
Make better use of their belongings.
Christians must continue to oppose excess (excess), waste, grabbing possessions and against what destroys the environment (see Genesis 1:28).
They should take better care of their property and make sure that it lasts longer.
Of course, Christians should also make better use of their possessions. For example, open your home
Managing money for church meetings, passing their used clothing to others, your car and lend books to others, etc.
Keep your accounts in good condition.
Christians should keep good books in their annual expenses and then take annual reconsideration expenses.
How can Christians live with less and give away even more?
The Christian lifestyle makes for needy families.
How should Christians care for family dependents and needy?
Read Ephesians 5: 28-29. The first responsibility of a Christian is to take care of the real needs of his wife.
Read 2 Corinthians 12: 14-15. The second responsibility of the Christian is to take care of the real needs of their children.
5 Timoteo: 4.8.
The third responsibility of a Christian is to take care of the real needs of the other family members: parents, parents, grandparents a unique single family, etc. But if, such as their parents have enough money to live, Christians are under no obligation. to give money to their parents (eg, a. travels around the world) in luxury and debauchery to live.
Christians should be good stewards of the money God has entrusted to them!
Christian brothers and sisters.
Johannes 3: 17-18.
The fourth responsibility of a Christian is to make sure the fundamental needs of other Christians.
The Christian life gives money to specific needs.
Who should give Christians?
During the period of the Old Testament, I had to give the people of God (the Jews), “tithing” for the maintenance of the temple in Jerusalem and its servers (Malachi 3: 6-12).
That money not for Christians!
Galatians 6: 6.
Christians are taught must share all good things with him which gives education.
Some teachers prefer to give free to their students will do following classes.
“You have received nothing, give nothing” (Matthew 10: 8).
And “It’s better to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
Christians are people who support proclaim the Gospel and the Word of God.
A Christian may have to make a decision to support a very expensive, or instead of a hundred Western missionary evangelists and other indigenous workers!
Christian elders in the council of seniors need to do their job well, support.
A Christian may have to take a decision not to support his wealthy congregation, mainly if the church did not use the money.
Brothers and sisters of the congregation.
James 2: 15-17; 1 John 3: 17-18.
Christians should help the brothers and sisters in their community suffering from lack of food and clothing.
This should be done through the deacons must be well aware of the real needs of the poor in your community and try to help these people to stand on their own feet again as soon as possible.
Brothers and sisters in other municipalities.
Corinthians 8: 13-15.
A municipality should share their wealth with poor communities in other parts of the world and make sure that aid is used for the real needs of the municipality.
Proverbs 19:17; 21:13.
Christians should help the poor in the world (Christian or non-Christian).
“Make friends for yourselves by unrighteous Mammon (material possessions usually with non-Christians is the cause of so much injustice) they (i.e., friends), if you suffer failure, will be welcomed into eternal dwellings (in heaven when he dies) “(Luke 16: 9).
This is not to make converts
Do not use the money to buy their religion / or sold like other faiths, but to show people mercy, love, and useful aid that helps those who believe in Jesus Christ.
The Bible does not teach that every Christian should give to all these six goals. The Bible does not show that these people (such as Church leaders.) Should receive so much money that will live in luxury!
The Christian lifestyle makes sacrifices.
What sacrifices some Christians call Jesus Christ?
Jesus called some of his disciples to follow him into a life of voluntary poverty.
Jesus called a wealthy young man to sell all his possessions, so he is free to follow Jesus Christ as a disciple, but he refused.
Peter said that the other disciples of Jesus had done.
Matthew 8:20; 1 Corinthians 4:11.
Often, Jesus had no place to sleep.
The apostles were often homeless.
The lack of basic needs.
Read Philippians 4: 11-12. Paul made hunger and lack ago.
Corinthians 8: 1-12; 9: 6-15.
The municipality of Macedonia was an example of self-sacrifice.
They were poor and yet were asked Paul if they could have the privilege of participating in supporting poor Christians even more than they were!
Jesus Christ calls them to do this, but gave a significant part of its assets voluntarily and wholeheartedly roads. Paul encouraged the municipalities to give generously and learned to give many blessings with generous.
Matthew 6: 19-24; Luke 6:38; 14: 12-14; Philippians 2: 3-4.
Although Jesus Christ, all Christians called to a life of voluntary poverty, called all Christians to inner freedom from the temptation of wealth and sacrificial giving and sharing, to show hospitality to those who have nothing to give and selflessly to serve the interests of others way.
The Christian lifestyle is responsible for citizenship in the world.
Many Christians have signed the Treaty of Lausanne.
“Although reconciliation between people is not the same as reconciliation with God, social activities are not the same as evangelism and political liberation is not the same as salvation (of sins), we affirm that evangelism and sociopolitical actions are part of Christian responsibility.
Both are necessary expressions of doctrines about God and man, and our love and obedience to Jesus Christ. “
Christians must never engage in violent sociopolitical actions (Matthew 26:52), but to influence their society through their example, education and training and their many good works of mercy, such as caring for the disabled, the poor and that societies are flouted.
The Christian life is a responsible attitude toward wealth.
Timoteo 6: 9-10,17-19.
When is it right or bad for a Christian to be rich?
1 Timothy 6: 17-19 clearly teaches that it is not wrong to be rich.
1 Timothy 6: 9-10 teaches
It is wrong with the desire to be rich, to pursue the love of money and all sorts of temptations and traps to capture.
It’s terrible to be productive through corruption, lotteries, gambling or crime.
But if someone has become rich because God has entrusted many possessions, it is not wrong to be rich.
God has entrusted everything to him because he wants the rich to do something with their wealth.
Verse 17 says that wealthy Christians are not snobs (name do), or sufficiency should develop.
He cannot be haughty and arrogant.
You may not have hope in the uncertainty of riches but must stay suitably humble and dependent on God.
But you should enjoy his wealth, of course.
Verse 18 says that wealthy Christians should also be rich in good works, generous and willing to share their wealth with others.
Verse 19 says Christians so rich for himself collected a treasure at the end of eternal life (Matthew 6: 19-24).
This means that doing good work and share their wealth with has his eye on the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, rich Christians have a special mission: to invest its assets in the best way possible in the Kingdom of God. For example, wealthy Christians need and support workers in the Kingdom of God.
This is money
The Christian life is a lifestyle completely different from in the world.
Daniel 6: 1-4.
What should be the lifestyle of a Christian?
Daniel 6: 4-5 we read,
“But Daniel surpassed the presidents and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him. The king saw him over the realm. Then the presidents and satraps find grounds for charges against Daniel about the kingdom, but that was no reason to accuse or find anything wrong, because he was faithful, and no negligence or fault was found in him.
Today, corruption is widespread, especially among businessmen and government officials in many countries around the world.
These supporters corruption cause much damage (suffering) of the people, while they already, but more prosperous.
Daniel lived in such a world, but Daniel dared to be different! Daniel was distinguished in which remained completely free of corruption!
His colleagues were his enemies and made a conspiracy against him. But God has honoured Daniel at the end! Therefore, so be Daniel! Dare to be different as a Christian business person, as a Christian government official when a Christian, or a Christian judge in any honourable profession in the world.
Distinguishing himself as someone who is incorruptible, utterly reliable and never negligent in their duties.
Dare to be different from this corrupt world!
Happiness, like all emotions, is controlled by the centre of attention, not money.
Happiness is a funny phenomenon.
Luck has nothing to do with God, but with you and others.
If you’re the patsy … if you are a refugee and nobody wants to help …
So why any arm can be located or the selfishness of those who do not want help.
whenever you focus on the intention CoMPANY, you become happy.
Let’s talk again about money and not about greed.
How more money in a fair way you get?
So how can you get more money?
It is an object – nothing more.
money is the source of all evil.
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