Your paycheque has your name on it. The deed to your house points back to you. We label our possessions as our own. But we are mistaken. Today Dr. John reminds us of the central truth about money and possessions. It all belongs to God and we are accountable for our use of what He owns.
Accountants and financial guides can offer plans and principles to guide the management of our wealth. But supreme wisdom comes from the Word of God and Voice of our Saviour. Dr. John distills from three of Jesus’ parables, principles to guide our understand and use of money. They are principles which lead to our greatest wealthy – holiness.
Wisdom is the abiltiy to handle life well. That inlcudes our finances. Dr. John teaches from Proverbs and highlights the values and practices that enable us to use and spend our money with wisdom, for earthly benefit and God’s glory.
We all recognize the sense of, “money comes and money goes!” But we can regulate that coming and going with wisdom. Today Dr. John continues his teaching from Proverbs and highlights the ways we uses money – our spending, borrowing and saving.
The greatest joy of money is not in receiving, but in the giving of it. Generous hearts reflect the heart of God. Giving is a gesture that announces grace. Today Dr. John speaks from 2 Corinthians 9 and highlights principles of giving. The grace of giving contradicts the ledger of credits and debits. It always returns more than what is given.