Nuts and bolts of christian finance 6Presentation Transcript
Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
February 9, 2014
Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us
the foxes, the little foxes, that
spoil the vines: for our vines
have tender grapes.
We talked last time about the fox named
Waste, and several ways to waste God’s Provision.
Whatever you spend money for.
Another form of waste is to be destructive, or not
take care of the things you have.
People buy a car and then
abuse it until it's a pile of
junk in a few years.
Not a trampoline
Waste is a fox that will steal God's provision, and
then folks think that God is letting them down.
Envy is another fox that will
steal God's provision.
Trying to keep up with
Pretty soon you are trying
to live above your
means, and struggling to
make ends meet.
Envy will steal your
fellowship with God;
with the church; family
and your friends.
Envy is a wicked little fox that
steals God’s Provision.
Cut his little head off with your
Be content with such
things as you have.
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) Love is patient, love is
kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not
Envy’s twin brother is lust. Don’t let your Want to
overload your can do and steal your peace and joy.
Live within your means.
Better yet, live
Save some money.
Debt is another little fox that
destroys your finances.
I am not saying that debt is a sin;
Kill the other foxes before they
produce this one.
We have already discussed waste, envy, and
lust, all of which cause people to take on debt.
Fox # 5 Lack of planning for the future will cause
us to have to go in debt.
If you don’t save for future needs, you will have to
buy things on credit.
Impatience is a fox that will cause you to go in
debt rather than wait until you can save the cash.
Many things cause us to go in debt,
but the result is the same:
You pay a large portion of your income for interest
on borrowed money or financed consumer goods.
That interest is eating up God's provision, and then
you wonder why you can't make ends meet.
Why you can never save any money.
Why you don't have money to give.
God gave you the money – but
That money is being used to pay interest on debt.
There are a lot more little foxes we could talk
about, but I want you to think of your own.
Little things that don’t seem like much at the time.
But they add up to a lot over time.
We’ll pick up here next time with examples to
show how much money can go out in interest.