Today we kicked off a brand new series “Be Rich”. Looking forward to this one!! I feel a major paradigm shift coming our way!
Who’s Rich? by Pete Wilson
We’re talking about how to BE rich, not how to GET rich.
I Timothy 6:17-19
This passage is geared to a very specific group of people – the passage says “command those who are rich”
Rich people have unique responsibilities, problems and situations.
Who are these rich people that God is talking to? Most rich people don’t know they are rich because they always find someone else who is richer than they are.
PROBLEM – Rich is a moving target.
If you have a combined income in your house of $37,000 you are in the top 4% of wealth in the world. If you have a combined income of $45,000 or more you are in the top 1% of wealth in the world.
God has blessed me with more than I need. I am rich!
If you are rich, you should be grateful.
I shouldn’t feel guilty about being rich because everything I have has been placed in my hand by God. I need to learn to be grateful.
The more money you get, the more important you feel. We blend our identity with our wealth.
Your wealth is not who you are, it’s just something that you have.
The #1 competitor for your heart is money.
Every day I battle the temptation to lean into money for my identity and my safety.
There is zero correlation between money and peace.
Are you going to choose to lean more into money or into God?
Questions to Consider:
- Which of these statements creates the most anxiety in you? There is no God or there is no money in the bank.
- Is the fear of not having enough impeding you ability to give?
- Do you have money in the bank but no peace in your heart?
- How hard is it for you to do the right thing when you know it’s going to cost you?