Money is not just about the money

…but the emotions and beliefs tied to our money.


1 TIMOTHY 6:6-10 NKJV - 6 Now godliness with CONTENTMENT is great gain. … 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the LOVE OF MONEY [philargiyria] is a root of all kinds of EVIL, for which some have STRAYED from the FAITH in their GREEDINESS, and PIERCED themselves through with MANY SORROWS.


1 JOHN 4:17-18, 20 NKJV LOVE has been PERFECTED among us in this: that we may have BOLDNESS in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is NO FEAR in LOVE; but PERFECT LOVE casts out FEAR, because FEAR INVOLVES TORMENT. But HE WHO FEARS has NOT BEEN MADE PERFECT IN LOVE. ... 20 If SOMEONE SAYS, "I love God," and hates his brother, HE IS A LIAR; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD whom he has not seen?


JAMES 2:18 NKJV But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your FAITH WITHOUT your works, and I will show you MY FAITH BY MY WORKS.


JAMES 1:17 NIV EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.


LUKE 9:12-17 NIV Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.” 13 He replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all this crowd.” 14 (About five thousand men were there.) But he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.”15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat down. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, HE GAVE THANKS AND BROKE THEM. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They ALL ATE AND WERE SATISFIED, and the disciples picked up TWELVE BASKETFULS of broken pieces that were left over.


MALACHI 3:10 Bring all the TITHES into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the WINDOWS OF HEAVEN for you. I will POUR OUT A BLESSING so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! PUT ME TO THE TEST


2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11 TPT Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. 7 Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—ALL BECAUSE GOD LOVES HILARIOUS GENEROSITY! 8 Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything —every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. 9 Just as the Scriptures say about the one who trusts in him: Because he has sown extravagantly and given to the poor, his kindness and generous deeds will never be forgotten. 10 This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals, is even MORE EXTRAVAGANT TOWARD YOU. First he supplies every need, PLUS MORE. Then he MULTIPLIES the SEED AS YOU SOW IT, so that THE HARVEST of your generosity WILL GROW. 11 You will be abundantly enriched in every way as you give generously on every occasion, for when we take your gifts to those in need, it causes many to give thanks to God.