WISE UP: A REAL WISDOM TEST
1. Is Money Your God?
1 Timothy 6:9-10 (ESV)
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
2. Are You Trying To Obtain MoneyThe Right Way?
Proverbs 10:2 (NLT)
Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.
Proverbs 13:11 (NLT)
Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.
Proverbs 22:16 (NLT)
A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 (ESV)
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
3. Are You Truly Generous?
Proverbs 11:24-25 (NLT)
Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
a) Christians, Do You TitheTo Your Church?
Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
b) Are You Generous To Other Causes, And To People?
Proverbs 19:17 (NLT)
If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord— and he will repay you!
Proverbs 28:27 (NLT)
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.
4. Are You Living With An Awareness That You Will Answer To God Someday?
2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV)
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
a) You Will Answer About The “How’s” And “What’s” Of Your Money
b) Your Money Won’t Save You
Proverbs 11:4 (NLT)
Riches won’t help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death.