Faith doesn’t hide. What we truly believe to be right, true, or best always reveals itself. Our actions and attitudes outwardly demonstrate what we inwardly believe is the best thing for us to do or say at any particular moment. Regardless of what we say we believe, what we do is actually the most accurate voice of our beliefs.
This is a truth that applies to every area of our lives, but is especially clear when it comes to how we spend our money. We may believe we should be conservative in our spending, and save our money for a rainy day. We may believe we should be generous to God with tithes and offerings. But a list of our expenses may show a completely different belief. How we handle our money is one of the most concrete and clear means for demonstrating what we actually believe is right, true, or best in life. Second only to our calendar, our account register displays our priorities. And priorities are what we ultimately believe to be those things of utmost importance and value.
For those following Christ, we want our beliefs to ultimately be consistent with the teachings of Jesus. It takes time to learn these teachings, understand how they apply to our lives, and then commit ourselves to developing and maintaining choices that are consistent with Him. We are all a work in progress, and all of us likely have some areas of our lives that are more consistent with the teachings of Christ than others. This Sunday at Liberty Hill we’ll be talking about some of the misunderstandings we may have about the Bible’s teachings on money. I’ll be examining a few simple Biblical principles that hopefully will lead us to a more content and peaceful means of adjusting our faith and finances. Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM, and our worship service begins at 10:30 AM. Come join us as we take a fresh look at what we really believe about money!
Pastor Joe Payne