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Money and the Christian: What Really Counts

July 21, 2011

Having just finished up a brief financial series, this article struck me as very timely, and VERY biblically wise.

Excerpt:

Rather than debating between “radical” living for God and the dangers of “poverty theology,” we learn from 1 Timothy 6 that contentment and generosity should be our emphasis in light of the gospel.

God has already provided all that we will ever need (Rom. 8:32). He cares for grass (Matt. 6:28-30) and birds (Matt. 10:29), so we can be content with or without stuff. God has been infinitely generous with us in Christ so, rich or poor, we can be joyfully generous in a way that makes our neighbors scratch their heads and say, “Who are these people?”

Generosity is not a poverty theology. Contentment with thankfulness is not a prosperity theology. The gospel motivates us to be generous and gives us ultimate contentment.

On the opposite side, the Gospel also teaches (and motivates) us deny worldly lusts, including the lure and temptation of riches.

Read the whole thing HERE.
HT: JT

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