Message by Josh Mutter – July 9, 2023


Lesson #1: Working for our money is a good thing.

Proverbs 6:6-8 NIV  Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

Proverbs 14:23 NIV  All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 10:22 NIV  The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.

Lesson #2: Remember that there is more to life than money.

Proverbs 23:4-5 NIV  Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

Proverbs 12:11 NIV  Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

Lesson #3: Beware of the pitfalls of money.

Proverbs 28:28 NIV  The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.

Proverbs 15:27a NIV  The greedy bring ruin to their households …

Proverbs 22:22-23 NIV  Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.

Proverbs 23:10-11 NIV  Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.

Proverbs 22:7 NIV  The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

Lesson #4: Remember to use our money to help others.

Proverbs 14:21 NIV  It is a sin to despise one’s neighbour, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.

Proverbs 19:17 NIV  Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Lesson #5: Trusting God helps keep things in perspective.

Proverbs 11:28 NIV  Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

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