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Want a Promotion?

Do you need a promotion? Most people would love a promotion. They don’t want the same job, same pay, and same level of responsibility, but getting promoted isn’t automatic. You have to show that you want it and prove that you deserve it. My friends at Raymond Construction don’t believe in waiting to be offered […]

Giving – First Priority

Are you feeling the tension between giving and saving? Most experts talk only about increasing your savings, not your giving. Yet, the Bible clearly instructs us to make giving our top financial priority. Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will […]

Getting Rid of Greed Will Help You Prosper

Did you know that getting rid of greed will help you prosper?  Proverbs 28:25 says, “The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.” This verse clearly implicates greed as akin to placing trust in ourselves and our possessions. Hopefully, we can all agree that self-confidence is a trap for […]

Getting Rid of Greed

Do you struggle with greed?   Most people would likely say they don’t struggle with it at all. In fact, a priest once told me that he had never heard anyone confess the sin of coveting or greed. It’s not only a sin that’s invisible, many find it acceptable. Did you know that the Bible talks […]

Warning Against Becoming Financial Pharisees

Is the inside of your cup clean? In Matthew 23 Jesus said, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill, and cumin. But you’ve neglected the important matters of the law—justice, mercy, and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You hypocrites! […]

Gambling – A Losing Proposition

Ever buy scratch-off lottery tickets?   Some people say gambling’s just entertainment, like fishing, seeing a movie, or going to a baseball game, but when you win at gambling, you do so at the expense of others. Gambling really boils down to self-gratification. It’s the thrill of believing you’ll hit the jackpot and not having […]

Stewarding Riches

Do you have the heart of a steward?  In Psalm 62:10, King David wrote, “If riches increase, set not your heart on them.”  He was warning us of the risk that increased wealth brings to our love for God. The heart of a steward is to love God and God only.  Jesus taught us that […]

Greed

Are you greedy? Greed is the insatiable desire to have more and demand only the best for yourself. It’s a form of idolatry and leads to destruction. “People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.” (1 Timothy […]

Financial Lies – the Root of Money Problems

Think your marriage suffers from financial problems?  Many Christian couples struggle with the same problems as the world – debt, poor purchasing decisions, and living paycheck to paycheck until they share the same beliefs about money. Their financial problems are the fruit of the issue. Financial lies are the root. Most financial training focuses on […]

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