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Making Money God's Way

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ChrisRyan, Feb 24, 2016.

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    1. What’s your perspective about how personally involved God is in the amount of money you make?

    2. Several specific pieces of advice from God Himself have been mentioned today? Which piece did you most need to hear or be reminded of, and why?

    3. How do you want to respond today? It might be giving praise to God for the way He has guided your financial life, offering Him gratitude for your contentment, revamping your perspective about money, or retooling the way you go about making money. What is it for you?
  2. Money is a man-made system. God doesn't do money, He does opportunities. We have to have faith to trust Him in the nudging to get us free from debt. Most don't even hear His voice, which makes you wonder if they really are Christians.
  3. Is hearing the voice of God required to make one a Christian?

    I hear this a lot but I must ask, didn't Samuel hear the voice of God, but did not recognize it. Wasn't it Gideon who had a physical revelation from God, and he still doubted what he had heard to the point of asking for a sign, not once, but three times.

    So then my friend, I have to ask you that when we are listening for God’s voice, how can we know that He is the one speaking?
  4. Practice.

    John 10:27 (KJV)
    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me​

  5. Good answer, but it does not answer the question. If I remember correctly, God did not speak audibly to Elijah, but He did communicate to him through impressions, thoughts and feelings. These ways seem to be His preferred method of communicating with us.

    Now granted, our feelings can lead us astray. But it is usually an over-exuberance and desire to hear from God that cause people to believe they have been "slain in the spirit" or they have "heard voices from God". Remember, just because someone sincerely believes that they have heard from God, it doesn't necessarily make that statement true.

    One of the "tests" that Mormon missionaries will ask of you is to pray and "ask the Holy Spirit to tell you if the Book of Mormon is true." If you receive a "burning in your bosom" then they consider that confirmation, as God has put that burning there.

    The best way to test and see if God has spoken to someone in any way is to compare their message with what the Bible says. God will not contradict Himself. He has set up His Word as the final authority as seen in Psalm 148:2, and Psalm 119. God even emphasized this in the book of Deuteronomy 18:21-22 where we read...........
    "You may say in your heart, 'How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?' When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. "

    We see that from the very beginning of God's written revelation, He set up a standard by which to judge people who claim to have heard from God.

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