Money Talks by Fred Lowery

A TRUTH NOBODY BELIEVESSF1050A TRUTH NOBODY BELIEVES
ECC. 5:10-20

MONEY TALKS! Sure, but all mine says is goodbye, goodbye. How about you?

SOME THINK OF BACK PROBLEMS when money is mentioned: Back taxes, back rent, back tithes, back alimony.

Bill Earle: When your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.

Greed has become a real problem
We frantically try to earn money to buy things we are too busy to enjoy.

We buy things we don't want with money we don't have to impresspeople we don't even like. Bumpersticker: Hit me. I want your money.

ILLUS.Old Jack Benny skit. Robber pulled gun on him, "Your money or your life. Long pause. Well, which is it? "I'm thinking, I'm thinking. Don't rush me."

ILLUS.Man took wife to fair. Paid 25.00 each for an airplane ride. If didn't say a word, they would get their money back. As plane touched down - pilot "I can't believe you didn't say a word. No, but I almost did when my wife fell out.

It seems that people spend two - thirds of their lives making money andlosing their health and happiness and then spend the final third of their life spending their money trying to get back their health and happiness.

IN THE LAST HALF OF CHAPTER FIVE
Solomon deals with a truth that
nobody seems to believe.

MONEY DOESN'T SATISFY!

WHO SAYS MONEY DOESN'T SATISFY?

If you or I said it - it would not make any difference. But for Solomon to say it -

Solomon, the world's richest man

Solomon, the world's wisest man

Solomon, the world's most powerful man.

Solomon, living in a king's luxury.

Solomon made 666 talents of gold ( approximately 20 million) plus the silver and other perks. At least 40 million tax free dollars annually. Even at his country home, he drank out of nothing but solid gold mugs.

ILLUS.The Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:4-10)
4When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, 5the food on his table, the seating of ...


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