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From: Planning for sustainability – Footsteps 64

How to empower people and plan for the long term

Our attitude towards money.  

God has created and provided us with everything we have, therefore we have a responsibility to look after the resources he has given us. What we have should be viewed as a gift from God and not as something that we have a right to. Acommon worldview is that having wealth is important. However, riches and blessing are not necessarily linked. Many people in the Bible who served God faithfully and were blessed by him were materially poor.

The way we handle our money and possessions is an indication of our commitment to God. God focuses on our attitudes towards what we have, not on how much we have. Only when our attitude is right will we use money in a way that best serves God and those around us.

Read Matthew 6:19-34

This passage is part of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’, where Jesus is speaking about the Kingdom of God. It challenges our attitudes towards money and possessions.

by Rachel Blackman.

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