Stewardship #2: The Dangers of Wealth
Passage: Deuteronomy 17:15–17:17, 1 Kings 4:26, 1 Kings 6:37–7:1
Intro: Even as Solomon was wise, yet he was seduced by the power of wealth.
WARNINGS & FLAGRANT DENIAL
How can wealth and riches be seductive?
How does Jesus free us from the power of earthly riches?
AND THEREFORE, GREATER WISDOM
So what would it look like to live wisely – freed up from such bondage?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US…
- Worship the LORD for His prioritizing people above all other created things. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His love and for how He put His treasure where His heart is.
- How have you lived intoxicated by earthly riches and blind to their power to drain you spiritually? Confess your pride and unbelief to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and save you from their enslaving chains.
- Thank Jesus for setting aside all of His heavenly privileges (power, wealth, beauty, attention) to come to our rescue. Give thanks to Him that “when you see him dying to make you his treasure, that can make him yours.”
- Who do you know that is enslaved by earthly riches? Pray for them, asking the Lord to make His love and surpassing worth known to them, and that He would help you to love them well vs. using them for access to their wealth.
- Read 1 Timothy 6:6-11, 17-19. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the ability to discern what is temporary vs. what is eternal. Pray for the faith and courage to set your hope on Christ and eternity rather than what fades and disappoints.
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