Series playlist

Luke 16:10-13 NLT“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. Butif you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greaterresponsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth,who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are notfaithful with other people’s things,

Luke 16:10-13 NLT
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But
if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater
responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth,
who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not
faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with
things of your own? No one can serve two masters. For you will hate
one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the
other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”
Proverbs 22:7 NIV
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
• U.S. national debt: $19.5 trillion and growing
• Debt per taxpayer: $163,132
• U.S. federal budget: $585 billion (obligations greater than
income)
• U.S. interest paid on debt: $2.419 trillion
• U.S. total debt: $66 trillion
• Personal debt: $17 trillion
• Mortgage debt: $14 trillion
• Student loan debt: $1.4 trillion
• Credit card debt: $973 billion
• U.S. unfunded liabilities: $103 trillion (money committed without
funding)
Currently:
• 162.5 million people receiving government support
• 46.9 million living below poverty line
• 40.1 million without health insurance
• 42.9 receiving food stamps
• Estimated 80% of Americans will work 40 years of their lives and
retire with less than $250 in savings.
Proverbs 22:7 NIV
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
Getting Your House in Order:

  1. See debt as a plan of the enemy.
    Mark 4:19 NKJ
    “…and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the
    desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes
    unfruitful.”
  2. Develop a plan of attack.
    Proverbs 21:5 NLT
    Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts
    lead to poverty.
  3. Embrace contentment.
    1 Timothy 6:6-8 NKJ
    Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought
    nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And
    having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
  4. Seek out Godly counsel.
    Proverbs 15:22 NIV
    Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
    Proverbs 18:1 NKJ
    A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; he rages against
    all wise judgment..
  5. Always keep God first in your finances.
    Matthew 6:33 NKJ
    “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all
    these things shall be added to you.”
    Proverbs 3:9-10 NKJ
    Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all
    your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats
    will overflow with new wine.