Date: June 17, 2001

Series: Developing a Christian Worldview

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Money Matters
What God Says About Finances


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Old Testament --

“Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.” (Gen 13:2)

Solomonís request (1 Kings 3)


Proverbs --

“Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.”(13:11)

“Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?”(17:16)

“Whoever trusts in his riches will fall...” (11:28)

“A good name is more desirable than great riches...” (22:1)


Jesus --

“I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves... “You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Luke 16:13)

“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.” (Luke 12:43)


New Testament --

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthian 9:7)

“the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” (1 Tim 6:10)

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have...” (Hebrews 13:5)


Money is like fire... Men can employ it as a tool or they can dance around it as if it were the incarnation of a god. Money votes socialist or monarchist, finds a profit in pornography or translations from the Bible, commissions Rembrandt and underwrites the technology of Auschwitz. It acquires its meaning from the uses to which it is put.”

Lewis H. Lapham




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