In the background while I’m writing this little blog I hear in the background the Rock Group AC/DC’s “Money Talks,”……
Hey little girl, you want it all
The furs, the diamonds, the painting on the wall

Come on, come on, love me for the money
Come on, come on, listen to the moneytalk
Come on, come on, love me for the money
Come on, come on, listen to the moneytalk

Wow, how true the world feels you can buy anything, even love with money.

Ecclesiastes 5:10
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.

Christians know that Love can’t be bought with money. We were shown Love when Jesus died on the cross for our transgressions. Jesus talked about money more than he did Heaven, so money must be important right? There are over 2000 verses about money and commerce so  “Yes Virginia,” money must have been important to God. Why is it then the average church only talks about money when there is a giving campaign or some other large need? Why are Christians in just as bad shape financially as most other non-belivers? I hear AC/DC again singing “Highway to Hell,” in relation to the world’s finances.

Money pervades every inch of our society.  The world view on money can be hurtful especially when it comes to debt and the greed.  Why do so many people fail when it comes to handling money? Is it lack of information? In the age of the internet, I think not. What is lacking is WISDOM, wisdom of the Word in dealing with financial matter. Information is cheap and accessible; wisdom is scarce and priceless. Families go to the church and seek help when they have many emotional and social needs but rarely ask for training about finances.

Should not the CHURCH be THE place where families get their fiscal education from Jesus’s world view?

Church, we need to teach beyond the felt needs and to tackle the tough challenge of biblical fiscal illiteracy. That’s what this little piece of cyber space will try to do. We will promise you three things in each blog:

  1. Promise One: It will be Biblical with scripture and commentary to back up the commentary.
  2. Promise Two: It will be Behavioral with understanding that money is emotional and that drives behavior. We will make sure we honor the emotions in peoples finances.
  3. Promise Three: It will be FUN!! We want this to be an enjoyable read.

In Fact, we want you to be BFF with your relationship to the Lord and the resources he has provided you. To change the promises to fit a bit we could be Behavioral, Faithful, and Fun!

We will begin the journey next month with the first topic: Cash Flow and Cash Reserve.

Feel free to send us questions that you may have and our crack staff will get on the answers. (Chuck, please provide e-mail for families to send in questions)

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