Home RECENT RADIO SHOWS Is Your Pocketbook Converted?

Is Your Pocketbook Converted?

Is Your Pocketbook Converted? (0523)
A man’s faith, character, and religion can be measured by his attitude toward money.

Sermon Overview
Scripture Passage: James 5:1-8

A man’s faith, character, and religion can be measured by his attitude toward money.

The warning found in James 5 is not against money. Rather, it is a warning about a wrong attitude toward money and the misuse of money after a person has secured it by whatever means necessary.

Money is to work for us, we are not to worship it. There are three things to keep in mind when we consider the question: Is Your Pocketbook Converted?

First: Wealth that is stagnant is worthless.

God does not want treasure heaped up. God wants treasure spread out, in circulation. God gives us riches, not to keep them, but to share them. Money that is not used, corrupts.

Second: Wealth that is earned sinfully is wicked.

People who use their wealth and position to oppress the poor will answer for what they have done, for God is always on the side of the oppressed.

Third: Wealth that is selfish is gluttonous.

The Bible is not against us having legitimate pleasures, recreation, rest. The Bible is not against us having a warm meal and beautiful clothes. But the Bible is against living in excess, in self-gratification. The Bible likens these people to hogs being fattened for the slaughter.

In the light of this warning, shouldn’t we be wise with our wealth? Shouldn’t we take what wealth we have, whether it be wealth of personality, influence, physical strength, prayer power, property or whatever it is, and invest it in the cause of Christ?

How can we make eternal investments? The only way we can get our treasures to heaven is to invest it in the souls of men.

Adrian Rogers says, “What we invest for the Lord Jesus Christ is never lost. What man puts in the soil of service for Christ will bring forth the fruit of righteousness. It pays to serve Jesus. We need to learn how to live for eternity.”

Apply it to your life
What is it that you have that you’re not investing for the Lord Jesus Christ? Get it out, use it.

An unused well becomes stagnant. A tool that is not used will rust. A sponge that is not used will harden. It pays to serve Jesus. May we learn to live for eternity.

Adrian Rogershttps://www.lwf.org/
Profound Truth. Simply Stated. Pastor, Teacher, and Author Adrian Rogers has introduced people all over the world to the love of Jesus Christ, and has impacted untold numbers of lives by presenting profound biblical truth with such simplicity that a 5 year-old can understand it, and yet, it still speaks to the heart of the 50 year-old. Love Worth Finding was started in 1987 as the broadcast ministry of Adrian Rogers and remains the exclusive provider of his comprehensive teachings today.
- Advertisment -

Recent Posts

The Four Most Important Choices You Can Make as a Parent

Based on her book "Love-Centered Parenting," Crystal Paine discusses four important principles for parenting well. Listen in to discover what it means to 'lean...

Don’t Kid Yourselves!

We may enjoy imagining a better version of ourselves by underestimating our weight or overestimating our height. But when it comes to our faith, self-deception can have eternal consequences. Hear more when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.

Who Is the Antichrist?: Son of Satan

So many wonder about the Antichrist. Is he on the world stage right now? Is he as bad as we’ve heard? Is it my...

The King Judges Unbelievers Part 2

Is the idea of hell repugnant to you? The Bible teaches that there is an ultimate lake of fire where unbelievers will go. But why will unbelievers be judged this way? And what is the basis of this judgment? Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)

All You Need Is Love – Part A

The desire for peace has always been part of human history. Activists protest for it, celebrities demand it, and pop culture makes it a memorable catchphrase, but humankind's natural inclination toward conflict has kept peace out of reach. True peace is so much more than the absence of conflict and its only source is the Prince of Peace. He alone offers a lasting peace that can't be found in or understood by this world. In this series, Skip Heitzig explores the theme of peace throughout the Bible, including internal, interpersonal, and eternal facets. Peace is possible.

Fools: Wise or Otherwise?

Sermon Overview Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:18 When we live for Jesus Christ, believing in the Gospel, we will be looked upon as fools by this...

The Patriarchs: The Legacy of Faith, Part 2

To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/222/29 When our lives are over, it’s up to our children to carry on our name. But Dr. Tony...

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ – Part 1 of 2

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Philippians 4:23).
%d bloggers like this: