CHURCH IN 90 SECONDS
In Ecclesiastes chapter 5 verse 10, God’s Word says:
“Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness.”
Statistically, people who inherit money hang on to it for 18 months or less.
Folks who win millions of dollars in a lottery, don’t have a dime of it within four years.
How can that be?
Wrong attitude. The World teaches us that “it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep.”
The wisest man who ever lived, King Solomon, said just the opposite:
“Be generous; invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns. Don’t hoard your goods; spread them around. Be a blessing to others.” Eccl. 11:1-2 MSG
What? King Solomon was filthy rich! Not filthy. Pure. Generous. Loving. Solomon counseled that “money abideth all things.”What does that mean? You can’t do anything without money. Churches cost money to build. As do hospitals. Schools. Orphanages. Missionaries use money to spread God’s Word around the Globe. The USO uses money to entertain the troops that keep us free. God will put money into the hands of folks that will use it to be a blessing to others in some way.
“And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it…..God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.” Eccl 5:19-20. NLT
Andrew Carnegie came to America when he was eleven years old. He went to work for U.S. Steel as a messenger boy. Before it was over, he was the multi- millionaire CEO of the company. All this in the 1800’s!
Mr. Carnegie decided to give ALL of his money away. He couldn’t accomplish that task. He managed to give 90 percent of it away before he died. Why not 100 percent? Simple. You can’t out give God! “Give and it will be given to you… ” that’s what God says about it.
Bad business is, well, bad. Venture forth with the intention of doing good to all concerned in any transaction. “ALL CONCERNED” includes you. When Jesus fed the multitude, He and his boys, the Apostles, ate too.
The great Kenneth Copeland says it this way:
“Never use people to get money. Use money to bless people.”
Wanna be rich? Give away your money.