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Looking At the Fries - You and Your Money (4 of 6)
Series: God's Financial Plan: Don't Leave Home without It
I Chronicles 29:10-14; Matthew 6:19-21
Let's begin this morning by reading from God's Word as it sets the tone for the direction we are headed the next few weeks which is Financial Freedom and God's Plan for that. Let's look in 1 Chronicles 29 and then we will look at Matthew 6. We will see The Old Testament's view of resources and treasure and then we will see Jesus and His Word in the New Testament.
1 Chronicles 29:10: Now this is in the context that the people had given a great offering to build the temple. David is now praising the Lord for this. David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, "Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand."
Now in the Gospel of Matthew 6 and verse 19, is a series of parables that Jesus is giving from the great Sermon on the Mount. Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. And now verse 24: No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the ...
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