24 June 2018
Giving and Receiving (Part 7)
Phil 4:15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared (distributed, be a partaker, partnered) with me concerning giving and receiving but you only. NKJV
I have heard it said and found it to be true myself, that if you want to quiet down a crowd in church just start talking about 1 of 3 subjects, “marriage, parenting or money.” The Bible has plenty to say about all three. In our relationship with the Lord we must not pick and choose the Scriptures we like but we must allow all the Scriptures in all areas shape our lives. God gave us His words for our good not for our destruction.
The Bible will always bring balance to any subject. We must remember to not just swallow what our favorite preacher says. We must remember to put forth due diligence in studying and looking at the Scriptures for ourselves. Our denominations can have good doctrine, but they can have traditions as well that replace the Word of God and of course make it of none effect in our lives. In this series allow the Word of God to transform your mind and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in the Lord’s will.
Part 7 – In today’s message, we finish up looking at the rich young ruler. God desires to do great things through us for His kingdom but our hearts have to be free from the love of money. The rich young ruler ended up telling the Lord that he wanted his money more than he wanted eternal life. Take time after you listen to the message to really meditate on this passage and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you about your life. Blessings!