Pursuing Financial Wisdom by Pete Wilson
People who don’t have wisdom usually don’t know they don’t have it.
- Reminds us that sin is stupid.
- Gives us a vision of the good life.
3 Questions to Ponder About Your Money:
1) Do you see your money as a tool to bless others?
1 Chronicles 29:10-16
Are we honoring God with everything we’ve been blessed with?
2) Do you find your identity in your money?
We are playing dress up with our money. We’re buying stuff we don’t need to get stuff we don’t have to impress people we don’t even like.
By not exercising control, you’re giving control to the enemy. You are becoming a slave.
Being in debt affects your ability to give.
“You can’t give to people in need because you bought stuff you don’t need.” Andy Stanley
3) Do you find your safety in your money?
We can be responsible with our money and still define our safety by our money rather than by God.
How much is enough?
“Enough will never be enough unless you determine how much is enough.” Mark Batterson
Rather than your life being about how much money you can make, make it about how much money you can give?
Set giving goals rather than getting goals.
Our money issues always come back to trust issues.
These questions will reveal who or what you actually trust in your life.
Which question do you wrestle with the most?
I’ll go first… for me it’s #3. I tend to find safety in having money. I’m really taking Pete’s challenge to heart to determine how much is enough and to set giving goals rather than getting goals.
Ok, your turn!