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 How to Deal with Money Difficulties


In everything we go to do in life money is something that is valued and can cause issues in our personal lives and family.  However, the Bible gives us hope and teachings on how to deal with these issues so that we can live a prosperous life.  Through our personal struggles in finances God teaches us how to manage through our storms of less money so there is room to receive and understand the managing for our increase in blessed seasons.


What Does the Bible Say About Money?


How long has money been around? Probably ever since there were more people than one extended family. The Bible tells about various financial transactions Abraham made about 4,000 years ago (please read) (Genesis 13:2; 14:20; 20:16; 23:9). It is obvious Abraham was a rich man, but he was also a generous, good man.


Does God object to riches?


Absolutely Not! In Proverbs 10:22

the blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.


If God gives riches, obviously, money is not bad in itself, and He does not object to wealth.


But God wants us to seek Him first in everything we do in life for in the Bible it says : Matthew 6:24, 33

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon...

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."


Overall as believers trusting in riches or wealth is wrong. Serving mammon (the New International Version translates which means( "Money"). Greediness is absolutely wrong. However, can we enjoy both God and the correct bounty of this world? We can if we do things God's way. Matthew 6:33 indicates that God can and will bless us abundantly if we get the right perspective in our mind.


Therefore, in dealing with our finances we must first keep God first, tithe with our first fruits and manage our wealth when even it seems as though it will never get better. God wants us to plan and foremost keep Him first through prayer and dedication.


I wanted to end with this if you have never received Jesus as your Lord and personal Savior please repeat after me.  Dear God, I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and believe that Jesus died and rose again on the cross and I accept God as my Lord and personal Savior.  It is that simple!


Moreover, please remember GOD HAS PLANS FOR YOU!


Amen


I hope you have been blessed with today’s message.


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 God Bless,


Reverend Christina Johnson

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