In God We Trust?

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2013

“For where you treasure is, there you heart will be also.”- Matthew 6: 21

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”-Philippians 4: 19

As Pastor Kyle Idleman concludes his discussion of the god of money in Chapter 9 of Gods at War, he states that we find our true identity in Christ rather than believing that our significance comes from what we can make of ourselves.   The author then presents 4 penetrating questions to help us determine or identify whether money is an idol in our lives.  The author’s questions are in bold type.  The first question is presented in this post.

1.  How often do you compare what you have and how much you make to others?  One indication that money is becoming a god in our lives is that we develop resentment when we feel we’re worth more than we’re paid.  This especially becomes problematic when, following our ministry downsizing or career loss, we find ourselves working relatively low-paying service jobs at companies like Barnes & Noble or Wal-Mart.

Today’s question: Even though service jobs don’t pay great wages, what are some positives you can take away from such experiences?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “In God We Trust- Part 2”

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