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Finances By God (3 of 5)
Series: Under New Management
Pastor Kerry Shook
''And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.'' Phil. 4:19 (NIV)
1. Pray for it before you pay for it
''Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.'' John 16:24 (NCV)
2. Plan how you spend and never bend
''Plan carefully and you will have plenty; if you act too quickly you will never have enough.'' Proverbs 21:5 (GN)
3. When you have a need, plant a seed
''Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.'' 2 Cor. 9:6-8 (NIV)
''Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income, and he will fill your barns ...'' Proverbs 3:9-10 (LB)
''Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. But you ask, 'How do we rob you? In tithes and offerings.' '' Malachi 3:8 (NIV)
''Bring to my storehouse a full tenth of what you earn ... test me in this, says the Lord. I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need.'' Malachi 3:10 (NCV)
4. Never cheat to make ends meet
''The Lord demands fairness in every business deal ...''
Proverbs 16:11 (LB)
''The blessings of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.'' Proverbs 10:22 (NIV)
5. Don't trust in things that rust
''Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.'' 1 Tim. 6:17 (NIV)
''...your heavenly Father already kno ...
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