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Let God Be God!

Do you need to slow down? If you’re running around like a hamster on a wheel, maybe you need to take a break! Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, suffered during a time of particularly high stress. Recognizing that it was more than he could handle, he jokingly said that he was going to resign […]

Others Can Help Us Achieve Financial Goals

Do you think you’ll achieve your financial goals all by yourself?  Many people set financial goals, but they struggle to keep them because they attempt to do it all alone. Solomon offered helpful advice in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. He said, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either […]

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 […]

Your True Identity

You’re not what’s printed on your business card.  Identity confusion is a major problem in our culture. Your identity in God’s kingdom is not derived from your education or lack thereof. It’s not taken from your accomplishments or failures or the color of your skin.  Let me be more specific. Money is not your identity […]

Know Any Lovers of Money?

D you know any lovers of money? In 2 Timothy 3, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.” Do you see any […]

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! […]

Love Your Neighbor

Do you love your neighbor? Martin Luther once said: “A true Christian lives and labors on earth not for himself but for his neighbor. Therefore the whole spirit of his life compels him to do even that which he needs not do, but which is profitable and necessary for his neighbor.” I enjoy studying history […]

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 […]