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 Post subject: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:28 am 
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The Language of Money

It means different things to different people.

What does money mean to you? Is its worth in what you can purchase with it, how much you save, or how much you give away?

Are you content in its absence?

If you lost it all tomorrow would you, like Job, be able to still give thanks and praise God for His goodness?

Is your attachment to money stronger than it is to family and/or loved ones?

Is God first in your life, or is the pursuit of worldly pleasures and material gain?

We can't take it with us when we go, but does that have to mean that "He who dies with the most toys wins?" Or is real wealth found in that dimension like love, that it's better to give than to receive? All the money in the world can't buy love; what measure then our worth?
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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:12 am 
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90% of those on this forum don't believe in god and are most likely atheist


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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:04 am 
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AmyJo wrote:
The Language of Money

It means different things to different people.

What does money mean to you? Is its worth in what you can purchase with it, how much you save, or how much you give away?

Are you content in its absence?

If you lost it all tomorrow would you, like Job, be able to still give thanks and praise God for His goodness?


~ Amyjo

People are not able to be content in its absence. Its absence means living on the street and ask for money to avoid starvation.

I am not remembering Job thanking God for his disaster. I remember he declined to curse God, he complained to God instead.

I think once you have enough money to get by on then questions of further priorities can be considered.


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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:16 pm 
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I would be happy to take any money off your hands you think may be in the way or your own happiness.

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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:09 pm 
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bomgeography wrote:
90% of those on this forum don't believe in god and are most likely atheist


What does that have to do with money?


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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:47 pm 
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There are people who worship money in place of God.

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." 1 Timothy 6:10


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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:57 pm 
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AmyJo wrote:
There are people who worship money in place of God.

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." 1 Timothy 6:10


There are people who do not believe in any god and do not worship money.


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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:06 pm 
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AmyJo wrote:
There are people who worship money in place of God.

fyi
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matt 6:24, luke 16:9-11-13

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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:43 am 
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As the very act of being redeemed (to buy back, to procure, to gain) implies an exchange of value, it is ironic how much of the procedures of salvation are enveloped in the terms of commerce.

Everything has a price.

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 Post subject: Re: The Language of Money
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:39 pm 
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There are religious people who worship both God and Money, not necessarily in that order.

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