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God’s Word vs. Worldly Advice

We’re inundated with the world’s financial advice.

Much of the financial advice on the market does not promote Christ-honoring choices. The vast majority of what I read can be condensed to one formula: do this and do that to increase your earnings and have more money.  It’s stated, packaged, and even disguised in thousands of ways, but the common denominator is usually based on the unspoken assumption: The more you make the happier you’ll be.

The Bible actually does not offer this advice. Scripture tells us primarily what we’re to believe about money. This is profoundly different from telling us what to do with it. Romans 12:1-2 says we are not to be conformed to the world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. This means that we have to change our beliefs if we expect to be truly changed. One simple application you can make this year is to ask yourself, “Is the financial choice I’m making honoring Christ and his kingdom?” The only way you can confidently know the answer is if you know God’s Word. For instance, the Bible instructs us in I Timothy 6:17, Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” This is a radically different message from what the world tells us. So study God’s Word and put your hope in Christ and Christ alone!

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