Money Matters | Exit Strategy

March 18, 2018
Passage: Deuteronomy 8:18
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Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you: ‘He started something he couldn’t finish.’
“Or can you imagine a king going into battle against another king without first deciding whether it is possible with his ten thousand troops to face the twenty thousand troops of the other? And if he decides he can’t, won’t he send an emissary and work out a truce?”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭14:28-32‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Understanding of Money
Myth - Unfounded convictions. Assumptions.
Mystery  - Unknown secrets. People with this view see money as a fluke. There’s nothing you can do to have or not have money. Matt. 13:11
Means - Vehicle of accomplishment. A channel to an End. Ecc. 10:19
Mastery - To know the hows of money. Ecclesiastes 10:15. To be in charge. Not to be a slave to money.  Matt 6:24
Truths about Money
  1. Money is result of value added. Where there is no value money will be in short supply.
  2. Money is not evil (the love of money is)
Increasing your finance will take planning.
This plan largely should be a plan to know.
The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.Ecclesiastes 10:15
  1. How to earn
  2. How to invest
  3. How to manage
Where to learn
  1. Wisdom from books, websites etc
  2. Wisdom from people - relationships can inspire or expire you.

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