The Exchanged Life
I have been crucified with Christ and I no
longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I
now live in the body, I live by faith in the
Son of God, who loved me and gave
himself for me.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as
surely as haste leads to poverty.
Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty
speculation brings poverty. The Living Bible
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be yoked together with
unbelievers. For what do righteousness
and wickedness have in common?
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and
sisters, whenever you face trials of many
kinds, because you know that the testing
of your faith produces perseverance.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will
give you the desires of your heart
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the
prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and
teachers, to equip his people for works of
service, so that the body of Christ may be
Ecclesiastes 5:10 says
Whoever loves money never has enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied
with their income. This too is meaningless.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds
of evil. Some people, eager for money,
have wandered from the faith and pierced
themselves with many griefs.
Do not be one who shakes hands in
pledge or puts up security for debts; if you
lack the means to pay, your very bed will
be snatched from under you.
And we know that in all things God works
for the good of those who love him, who
have been called according to his
Work and Working
• Colossians 3:23-24: Whatever we do,
work at it with all our heart, as working for
• Proverbs 16:3: Commit to the Lord
whatever we do and our plans will
This is what I have observed to be good: that it
is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to
find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the
sun during the few days of life God has given
them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God
gives someone wealth and possessions, and the
ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be
happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They
seldom reflect on the days of their life, because
God keeps them occupied with gladness of
I Corinthians 4:2
Now it is required that those who have
been given a trust must prove faithful.
1 Peter 5:2-4
Be shepherds of God's flock that is under
your care, serving as overseers—not
because you must, but because you are
willing, as God wants you to be; not
greedy for money, but eager to serve; not
lording it over those entrusted to you, but
being examples to the flock. And when the
Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive
the crown of glory that will never fade
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2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that
we can comfort those in any trouble with
the comfort we ourselves receive from
Counseling versus Selling
• Proverbs 11:12 A man who lacks judgment
derides his neighbor, but a man of
understanding holds his tongue.
• Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away
wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
• Proverbs 18:13 He who answers before
listening – that is his folly and his shame.
• Proverbs 20:5 The purposes of a man’s heart
are deep waters, but a man of understanding
draws them out.
Money Makes a
…but a Wonderful
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it
again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be
evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not
be anxious about anything, but in every
situation, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to
God. And the peace of God, which
transcends all understanding, will
guard your hearts and your minds in
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
For our light and momentary troubles are
achieving for us an eternal glory that far
outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not
on what is seen, but on what is unseen,
since what is seen is temporary, but what
is unseen is eternal.
Do not let this Book of the Law depart
from your mouth; meditate on it day and
night, so that you may be careful to do
everything written in it. Then you will be
prosperous and successful. Have I not
commanded you? Be strong and
courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be
discouraged, for the Lord your God will be
with you wherever you go.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful
for teaching, rebuking, correcting and
training in righteousness,
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will
not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the
flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit,
and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.
They are in conflict with each other, so
that you are not to do whatever you want.
I am not saying this because I am in need,
for I have learned to be content whatever
the circumstances. I know what it is to be
in need, and I know what it is to have
plenty. I have learned the secret of being
content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living
in plenty or in want. I can do all this
through Him who gives me strength.
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual
immorality, impurity and debauchery;
idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord,
jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition,
dissensions, factions and envy;
drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn
you, as I did before, that those who live
like this will not inherit the kingdom of
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law. Those
who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified
the flesh with its passions and desires.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in
step with the Spirit.