A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold (Proverbs 22:1). Your name is better than any designers name. Any celebrities name. Your name matters. Take full responsibility for the value of your name. Understand that your name separates you from someone else. It is a designator that says to angels and demons that another one of God’s creation exist. Your name means something.
When you spend money, it is your name attached to the dollars that leave your hand and it is your name that qualifies another. Do you value someone else name more than your own? Michael Kors, Lexus, or Star Bucks. Have you been deceived to believe that your name is less than theirs? Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, John Macarthur, Franklin Graham, TD Jakes, or Steve Harvey.
Who is responsible for your soul and who will God hold accountable if your righteousness falls short of the Pharisees (Matthew 5:20). Who will you blame for your excess in spending? God said, be content with food and raiment. God said, acknowledge him in all of your ways. Did you buy the car after acknowledging God? Did you buy the house after acknowledging God or did you disregard his command and now your sucking wind in debt. Do you value your own name?
That credit card is a tool that you now with reward points can make you money. Do you use it wisely? Do you acknowledge God before doing so? Whose life are you living? A Christian ceases to exist when they meet Jesus. Buried with him, your life is now only lived for his pleasure and gratification. Excess spending is a sign your living in sin. Repent.
Now pick up your cross and follow Jesus again. Now this time acknowledging him in ALL of your ways.
What is your setting? What thought runs first, within your mind at the sight of danger? Where do you get answers from first? Is it the training you received in high school? Perhaps your psychology degree or sociology classes are the first thoughts that run within your mind. Who are you listening to?
If I were to ask you about relationships, would your experience define your truth or would your source be from another? If I were to ask you about an emotional problem, dealing with sickness or molestation what would you tell me? If I am single searching for the perfect mate and seem to only find abusers, what would be your words?
Would you immediately think about the Creator of heaven and earth? Would you secretly pray within your mind for the answer? Would you call on the name of the Lord?
Your default says a lot about, who, you depend on in times of trouble. Your default is clear evidence where you stand in your relationship with Jesus. For if he is the second, third, or fourth option, you are in trouble.
Whatever default your computer comes with can be changed, but not without the knowledge and time spent to change it. Spend time with Jesus and let him change your default.
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What is your default setting? Is it driven by the secular society that surrounds you or the word of God written within the pages of scripture? Have you co-signed on a loan that the Bible prohibits? Have you been burned by this disobedience? Are you suffering because you were surety (contracted to be responsible for another’s debt) for a friend even though the Bible prohibits this? Have you been burned by this disobedience? Have you consider your way and asked the Lord Jesus before making purchases? The Bible commands us to acknowledge God in all our ways, for he will direct our paths? Have you been burned by frivolous purchases and suffering a mountain of debt? Hide yourself saints of God. The ant stores food for the winter, literally the ant is at peace during famine. Are you? Have you considered that your default is the memory of the seductive commercials enticing you to buy just about everything, whether you require it or not. The great thing about the default is that they may be changed. Changing them requires a new set of data to replace the old default. If you are watching and taking in more commercials than you are reading the Bible, your default is the commercials. The only way to change your default is to read your Bible and know what it says. The wisdom in this paragraph comes from Proverbs and Ecclesiastes in the Bible. Read them for your safety. The devil desires to shred and kill you. He may only be stopped through the wisdom found in Christ.
Jesus said for the believer to seek first his kingdom. He said he would meet our need for shelter, clothing, and food. The Lord is not ignorant of our plight and desires for his beloved people to be well. The problem is that we have lost the plenary word. We receive pieces of the truth without the whole truth. Take for instance:
1 Timothy 2:8-10 (Contemporary English Version)8I want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray, without being angry or arguing with each other. 9I would like for women to wear modest and sensible clothes. They should not have fancy hairdos, or wear expensive clothes, or put on jewelry made of gold or pearls. 10Women who claim to love God should do helpful things for others,
Are you serious you want me to live within my means Jesus? What an awesome wife this would be; a woman who loves people more than things.
Proverbs 6:6-116You lazy people can learn by watching an anthill. 7Ants don’t have leaders, 8but they store up food during harvest season.9How long will you lie there doing nothing at all? When are you going to get up and stop sleeping? 10Sleep a little. Doze a little. Fold your hands and twiddle your thumbs. 11Suddenly, everything is gone, as though it had been taken by an armed robber.
Are you serious you want me to work Jesus? What an awesome husband this would be; a man who works and has a vision to save for the winter.
Jesus wants his people to have an attitude that is directed toward seeking his face, serving others, living within your means and saving for the winter. A debtor is servant to the lender. 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
On a brief side note that will not be plenary on the subject of tithing, seeking God’s face leads to 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. A man who does not first take care of his own house is worse than an infidel. If you follow the above you will have no problem giving money toward the local church. As far as curses and blessings based upon giving ten percent and the so-called devourer not eating your wealth that is a lie. I am also not ignorant of the fact that many say they give ten percent in fact do not; remember godliness with contentment is great gain.
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