By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
The world has a quest for financial gain and things.
Advertisements revolve around these:
Products are sold.
Careers are promoted.
Con artist thrive on our basic lust for riches and things.
Example: Get rich quick schemes.
Example: Something for nothing sales promotions.
Materialism is the final line between desire and lust for more.
In this lesson let's discuss some Biblical concepts about the subject of materialism.
RICHES ARE NOT SINFUL.
There were rich people in the Bible:
Job - Job 1:1-3; 42:10-15.
Abraham - Genesis 13:1-2.
Jacob - Genesis 30:43.
Solomon - I Kings 10:14-29.
Materialism is a road block.
BIBLICAL TEACHING ABOUT MONEY.
3:9, 13-16. 6. 20:15.
I Timothy 6:3-10.
Desire for money leads some in the wrong direction - v. 3-5.
God's principle - v. 6.
An eternal earthly principle - v. 7-8.
Start with nothing / end with nothing.
Food and clothing are the necessities.
Wealth can be a trap - v. 9.
Money makes a poor friend - v. 10.
I Timothy 6:17-19.
Do not be arrogant - v. 17a.
Do not put your hope in wealth - v. 17b.
Wealth is uncertain - v. 17c.
God provides for pleasure - v. 17d.
Use wealth for good purposes - v. 18.
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