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Are You Worried About Money? (3 of 6)
Series: Money Matters
If you have your Bible, please turn to Matthew chapter 6. I want to talk to you today about this subject, really a question: "Are You Worried About Money?"
Some years ago I heard a true story, about a guy. He got transferred with his company from Texas to California, Southern California. And he, when he lived in Texas, enjoyed the relatively low cost of living in Texas, especially when it related to housing. When he moved to Southern California, he couldn't believe how expensive the houses were. He had a wife and young children. And although he got a raise, it wasn't the raise to cover something like that. So he bought a house, but he couldn't afford earthquake insurance. And so this guy was so worried. I heard that he would lay awake sometimes at night staring at the ceiling, thinking, Oh no! Was that a tremor? If I have an earthquake, then this house is going to be torn apart. And I don't have earthquake insurance. And then I'm going to lose the house. And then I'm going to have to go bankrupt, because I'm on the hook for this house that cost so much money, so much more than any other house I've ever purchased. And he was racked with worry: worry about money, worry about his financial future.
Can anybody relate to being worried about money? Any honest people in here? The studies show that 2/3 of the people on the planet have a problem with being worried about finances and worried about their financial future. Some people have such a problem with that that it dominates their thinking pretty much all the time. Now I think everyone in this room, from one degree or another, would say, "Yeah, there are times that I really worry about money. And I worry that there's not going to be enough." Sometimes we get the idea that the only people that worry about money are those that don't have it. Well, those that don't have it are worried about money. Those that have it a ...
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