From songs to movie stars to the daily grind, money is an important part of our lives. We obsess over movie stars with money. We respect the billionaire businessman and envy his lifestyle. Money is front and center in our culture. Even in our own lives, money can drive us. We get up early each morning to sit in traffic to spend time with people we don’t necessarily like to make money. We do this because we know that money allows us to survive. We need money to pay the bills, to put food on the table, and to enjoy our lives. Money in and of itself is not a bad thing, but the problem with money is that it’s an easy god to worship.
The Joy of Giving
Last week, we learned about the importance of being a good steward of what the Lord has given us and how that impacts every area of our lives. Since God owns everything and has given us every good gift to enjoy and use for His glory, we ought to use the gifts he’s given us to bless others and glorify him. We are stewards of what God has given us; we are not owners of it. This radically transforms the way we see our money. This week we will explore what God says specifically about giving.