The “divine” attributes of money- Part 2

By Dave Henning / June 26, 2013

Today’s blog continues Pastor Kyle Idleman’s discussion of the “divine” attributes of money in Chapter 9 of Gods at War, as illustrated in The Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12: 13-19).

2.  The rich fool looks to money as his source of satisfaction.  Pastor Idleman relates a recent discussion he and his wife had about their austere days as newly married, full-time college students.  At one point in the discussion, his wife asked, “Are you any happier now than you were then?”  Kyle didn’t hesitate with his answer- “No.”  Even though we know experientially that money won’t satisfy us, all too often we seem to be chasing it.

3.  The rich fool looks to money as his source of significance.  In other words, he was judging his worth by his net worth.  University of Michigan psychologist Christopher Peterson states that the trait most strongly linked to happiness is forgiveness: “It is the queen of all virtues, and probably the hardest to come by.”

The key to gratefulness, Pastor Idleman contends, is to go through our day recognizing that everything is God’s”

“Get out of bed and walk into God’s bathroom, and turn on God’s shower, and then put on God’s clothes.  Eat God’s cereal and drink God’s coffee.  Get in God’s car and head to work.”

Today’s question: What do you think of Pastor Idleman’s key to gratefulness?  How might saying this help you during your desert, transitional time?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: In God we trust?


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