Debt and Self-Control | Financial Peace Part 3

Debt and Self-Control | Financial Peace Part 3

Proverbs 10:22 It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

There is no win in comparison 

Contentment: Realizing that God has provided everything I need for my present happiness. 

Thank God for his good gifts 

Work is not a four-letter word 

This is for you 

Diligence: Visualizing each task as a special assignment from the Lord and using all my energies to accomplish it.

Freedom

Freedom: To act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

Judges 17:6 everyone did what was right in their own eyes 

Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” 

Self-Control vs. Self-indulgence

Proverbs 25:28 Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a person who has no control over his spirit.

Proverbs 22:7 the borrower is slave to the lender

Romans 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another

“Live like no one else around you, so that you can live like no one else around you.” Craig Groeschel 

When we talk about money, we talk about God’s money 

God Owns Everything 

Psalms 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. 

God has given us our abilities 

1 Corinthians 4:7 What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?

I have surrendered everything to him 

1 Corinthians 19b-20 You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 

At the heart of self-control is Christ-control 

Galatians 5:24-25 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

The secret of self-control is Christ-Control 

Self-control: Instant obedience to the initial promptings of God’s Spirit.   

The secret of self-control is Christ-Control