The Man and His Money
I am currently finishing up on my reading on the book, ” Money: God or Gift? by Jamie Munson. It is a really great book that I recommend for everyone serious about having a theological and practical grasp on money. While reading the book, I got the idea that I’ll start blogging about the MAN and HIS MONEY. Let’s face it, one of the main problem a man faces is MONEY or the lack of it.
The best place to start when it comes to money is to understand why a lot of men fear MONEY (whether the abundance of it that destroys the man or the lack of it that makes a man feel he is less of a man.)
” Fear and worry reveals us, they reveal the things that we love and value.” – Dr. Ed Welch
When the man fears money it shows that he is a slave to it. We think the more I have, the more in control I can be but the Bible says otherwise.
Proverbs 1:7 ” The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
I think that should what men should fear. The Scripture also declares that we must free ourselves from the love of money.
Heb. 13:5 ¶ Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Heb. 13:6 So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Once the man holds on to money for his power, identity and security, he ends up being more insecure because money never promise that it will never leave us nor forsake us and if you look through history money has a habit of leaving the people who live for money.
By the way this Saturday my good friend financial coach Chinkee Tan and Randell Tiongson with Cito Beltran and Miriam Quiambao are going to share their insights on wealth. Limited seats only and few seats left. I’ll post the details below and just inquire if you are interested to start the year right.