Dear Watermark Family,
Few things expose the condition of our hearts more than money. Money is not inherently good or bad, but a tool to be used as we faithfully pursue loving God and others. The problem is that, just like with our time and strengths, money can be used for both good and evil. Therefore, Scripture has many guidelines and cautions related to money and possessions.
Jesus spoke more about money than He did heaven and hell combined. He knew money and possessions have the power to control our hearts and minds. He explicitly taught that it is impossible to serve both God and money (Matthew 6:24). Yet even after we come to believe that truth, we still need help from one other to remain vigilant and faithful in this area.
That is why we are devoting three weeks to what God’s Word says about money and possessions. Depending on where you are in your journey, this might be the starting line for processing your relationship to money. For others it could be a needed recalibration, while for others still, it might simply be encouragement to continue down the path of faithfulness.
Wherever you are in your journey, know you are not alone. We hope you will process what the Spirit is teaching you in this series with your community group. We highly recommend your community group go through the Moneywise curriculum at least once to spur one another on in this specific area; you can register now for the next Moneywise class, which starts on June 1.
We’ve also found Randy Alcorn’s book The Treasure Principle to be a helpful resource, so we have copies of it available on Sunday that you can pick up at cost.
Finally, if you have specific questions about these topics, we encourage you to reach out to the Moneywise team.
God is real, God is good, and following Him is worth it! This is especially true in faithfully stewarding what He has entrusted to us.
It is an honor to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you next Sunday!