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November 21, 2010

Date 11/21/2010
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The Line

 

How much is enough?

 

Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10

 

Defn: COVETOUS 1: marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another's possessions 2: having a craving for possession.

 

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”   Luke 12:15

 

How do I know if I want things too much?

  • Does my wanting mean I don’t trust God to meet my needs?
  • Does the thing I want pretend to satisfy my ego or pride?  
  • Does the thing I want force a choice with being fully devoted to you Jesus?

 

Cure of covetousness is contentment.

 

Lower the bar.

 

But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.  But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 

 

Depend on the Lord.

 

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”   Hebrews 13:5

 

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.  Psalm 23:1

 

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19


Title

November 21, 2010

Date 11/21/2010
File Type mp3
Options Play View
Description

The Line

 

How much is enough?

 

Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10

 

Defn: COVETOUS 1: marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another's possessions 2: having a craving for possession.

 

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”   Luke 12:15

 

How do I know if I want things too much?

  • Does my wanting mean I don’t trust God to meet my needs?
  • Does the thing I want pretend to satisfy my ego or pride?  
  • Does the thing I want force a choice with being fully devoted to you Jesus?

 

Cure of covetousness is contentment.

 

Lower the bar.

 

But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.  But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 

 

Depend on the Lord.

 

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”   Hebrews 13:5

 

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.  Psalm 23:1

 

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19