Financial Health – January 15, 2016

Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”

 This week we’ve been looking at the keys to making 2016 a great year. We’ve looked at owning up to our own problems, learning to be more grateful and getting ourselves physically fit. Another area you might need to begin working on ASAP is your financial health.

As a pastor, I’ve known of many couples and individuals who have simply fallen into financial troubles that have created great stress in their lives. Much like every other area in our lives, fixing our finances won’t happen without a concentrated effort. That’s why we started Financial Peace a few years back and have seen literally hundreds of people move from being financial wrecks to being financially successful. While many people don’t see their financial fitness as a spiritual matter, Jesus did. Here’s what Jesus said in Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” In other words, Jesus was saying that many people think their financial problems will be solved by simply making more money, however, the real truth is that if we aren’t good managers of a little, we won’t be good managers of much.