Lord of All Your Wealth
Be finding Luke chapter sixteen would you please. Luke chapter sixteen. We're going to read and share together one of the most uh ignimatic and hard to understand parables I believe, in all the word of God, and yet one that has an incredible blessing for us. Luke chapter sixteen, as we are continuing our study, "Lord of our Wealth." May I say to you very plainly and candidly, that when you took Jesus Christ as your Savior, you took Jesus Christ as your Lord. And when you took Jesus Christ as your Lord, he became Lord of a double l. He became Lord of all. And when he became Lord of all, that means he became Lord of all your wealth, amen? Became Lord of all your wealth. And so, the Lord is interested and has much to say about how you secure your money. He has much to say about how you save your money. He has much to say about how you spend your money. And he has much to say about how you share your money. Now, this is really for your own welfare and not for God's. God doesn't need anything. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. He said, if I were hungry, I wouldn't ask you for anything.
And may I say on the other hand that the Bible does not condemn money as being something evil. Uh, we often hear people say, well, money is the root of all evil. There's just one thing wrong with that, it's not true. The Bible never says that money is the root of all evil. The Bible says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil . Now, wealth in itself is not evil because God created it. God says the silver is mine, the gold is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills are mine. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. And if it's evil, then God is evil, because he possesses it. It is all God's. But First Timothy chapter six, and verse ten says, "For the love of money is the root of all evil." And some translators give it this way, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Uh, "which w ...
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