Topic: Destroying The Lifestyle Of Greed [Saturday April 14, 2018]
Scripture: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24
Thought For The Day: Money is a wonderful servant but a terrible task master.
Previously, we established that the love of money (greed or covetousness) is a deadly enemy of destiny. We also noted that, (a) evil is rooted in the love of money; (b) the love of money is a killer of both the love of God and the conscience; (c) Money can be a wonderful servant but a terrible task master.
Having known the consequences of the love of money, it is important to study the therapy for the love of money in order not to be entrapped by it.
Now, what are the therapies for the love of money? How do we treat the love of money?
i) Ask God to kill the love of money
One of the things God did for me early in life is the ability to despise money as if it does not exist. When God kills the love of money in your life, you can tell anyone the truth no matter how much he or she has. You can see money and look away. God can do it for you if you can ask Him.
ii) Embrace the lifestyle of generosity
Embrace the giver’s lifestyle. Nothing destroys greed like giving to God and man. All the people who love money with passion want to keep all money for themselves, but people who have killed the love of money always give it out as much as is necessary. The lifestyle of giving neutralizes the craving to keep.
iii) Give God the first place in your financial life
Honour the Lord with your substance (Proverbs 3:9). When God gives you money, think about Him and His kingdom first before spending or investing the rest on yourself; that process kills the power of money.
As you practice the things outlined above, the grip of money over your life will be destroyed, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: Money can be a wonderful servant but a terrible task master.
1. Ask God to kill the love of money in your life.
2. Embrace the lifestyle of generosity.
3. Decide to give God the first place in your financial life.
Prayer: O Lord, help me to give You the first place in my financial life. I ask for the grace to embrace the lifestyle of generosity, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DEADLY ENEMIES OF DESTINY (PART 1).
Daily Bible Reading: Joshua 9:3 to 10:43, Luke 16:19 to 17:10, Psalm 83:1 to 18, Proverbs 13:4
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Today In History: 1828 – The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary was published under the name “American Dictionary of the English Language.”
Quote: If you want God to change your level, you must be involved in the business of changing people’s levels. Culled from 21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW by Dr Paul Enenche.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities