All posts tagged: money

Here is Ben Rector’s two-cents about Making Money


Making money, it isn’t easy And it sure won’t make you happy So I think it’s funny, we’re so concerned with making money And money won’t keep folks from grieving And it won’t stop love from leaving So here’s my two cents What’s the use in making money And I know that life ain’t cheap And not all good things are free But there is no enough and no too much and it seems so strange to me I just think it’s funny, we’re so concerned with making money I make my living singing love songs That I made up cause I love songs But folks believe them, So I’m receiving paper money Don’t get me wrong, I love my lady And I probably wouldn’t trade her But life’s no better with debts or debters Making money And I know that life ain’t cheap And not all good things are free But there is no enough and no too much And it seems so strange to me I just think it’s funny, we’re so concerned …

I will not offer the Lord anything that costs me nothing


1 Chronicles 21:24 But King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” I have always heard this passage use in the context of a fundraiser. Where the preacher urges the congregation or his audience to reach deep within their pockets and give an extravagant financial gift. I love the simplicity and the power of this challenge, but too often my desire to give disappear because the challenge is coming from, well, another TV evangelist, who always seem to want my money. My somewhat skeptical feeling is somehow true – because half or none of what I am being asked to give, really goes toward that cause. I think, in many ways, we have lost the act of motivating others to make greater impact with their substance and the act of inspiring them at the same time because of so much abuse from the pulpit. People are longing to be moved, …

That will preach


There was a young American guy who found a five dollar bill on the sidewalk. After that moment he never lifted his eyes when walking. From that time on, he accumulated 29,516 buttons, 54,172 pins, 12 cents, a bent back, and a miserly disposition. Via PreachingToday

Money answers everything?


“I want us to consider in very practical ways what money can buy us and what it cannot. First of all, according to scripture – and here is what may shock you – money is the answer to everything. Yes, you read that correctly! In Ecclesiastes, an inspired meditation on the meaning of life, the Preacher writes: Bread is made for laughter,  and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.  (Ecclesiastes 10:19 ESV) Now, you may be wondering, if the love of money is the root of all evil and so many passages of the Bible warn against being seduced by the power of money, then how can it be the answer for everything? But think about it – the Preacher is not saying that money will make you happy or fulfill you or bring you peace and contentment. he simply says that it’s the answer to everything; any “thing” that can be had, money can provide you. My understanding of this passage is that money answers everything because it provides us with options – it always has …

One song that messes up all my idol pursuits


Little children, keep yourselves from idols… Somebody once said that an idol is not necessarily the statutes that we physically set up to worship, but those things we set up in our hearts to take first place above our devotion to Jesus. Anything that competes for first place in one’s life is an idol. I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold The challenge Jesus vs King of a vast domain: Which would you rather have? I expect to hear a resounding – ‘JESUS’ But I warn you, it is very challenging… I hope you can see the challenge in the following: I’d rather be His than have riches untold – who doesn’t appreciate a bit of Benjamin? Everybody does. I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands – who doesn’t fancy a good-looking villa in the city or country side? I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand. I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause – who doesn’t like the number of likes on their posts going up, the number of followers increasing, a little …

Can money buy happiness?


In this talk, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. I think you will find the talk interesting, but what I would like for us to consider and comment on is Michael’s phrase “money can buy you happiness.” What does the Bible teach about happiness? What do you think, as a believer about the subject “If you think money can’t buy happiness, you’re not spending it right,” Norton said. “You should stop thinking about which product to buy for yourself, and try giving some of it to other people instead.” “The reason that money doesn’t make us happy is that we’re always spending on the wrong things, and in particular that we’re always spending it on ourselves,” he said. Norton said that in numerous studies, “people who spent money on other people got happier; people who spent money on themselves, nothing happened. It didn’t make them less happy; it just didn’t do much for them.” Is it a sin to be rich? …

Father of a Great son


I have known of a number of wealthy men who were not successes as fathers. They made money rapidly; their factories were marvels of organization; their money investments were sound and made with excellent judgment, and their contributions to public service were useful and willingly made. All this took time and thought. At the finish there was a fortune on the one hand, and a worthless and dissolute son on the other. WHY? Too much time spent in making money implies too little time spent with the boy. When these children were youngsters romping on the floor, if someone had come to any one of those fathers and offered him a million dollars for his lad he would have spurned the offer and kicked him out the door. Had someone offered him ten million dollars in cash for the privilege of making a drunkard out of his son, the answer would have been the same. Had someone offered to buy from him for a fortune the privilege of playing with the boy, of going on picnics …

Two Sets of Jones’ – Which one are you?


This here’s a song about two sets of Jones’ Rothchild, Evelyn, Rueben, and Sue And just for discussion through random selection We’ve chosen two couples who haven’t a clue Rothchild was lucky to marry so wealthy, Evelyn bought him a house on the beach. Rueben and Sue, they had nothing but Jesus And at night they would pray that he would care for them each Chorus: And the rain, came down, And it blew the forewalls down And the clouds they rolled away And one set of Jones’, was standing that day Evelyn’s daddy was proud of young Rothchild, He worked the late hours to be number one Just newly weds and their marriage got rocky, He’s flying to Dallas, she’s having a son. Rueben was holding, a Giddeon’s Bible, And he screamed “it’s a boy” so that everyone heard And the guys at the factory took a collection, And again God provided for bills he incured (Chorus) So what is the point of this story, What am i trying to say Well is your life …