This is a topic that most people don’t want to talk about, and yet the Bible talks about money more than it talks about Hell. Because of that, we should really pay attention to what the bible says about money.

Today we talk about who or what is really number 1 in our lives. We talk about money, but money might not be the thing that is sitting in the #1 seat. It might be a job or a relationship. Maybe a career or fame. Whatever it is, we know that there can only be one thing in that seat. And if it’s not God, we’re in trouble.

Matthew 6:19-24

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Psalm 24

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,

   the world, and all who live in it;

2 for he founded it on the seas

   and established it on the waters.

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?

   Who may stand in his holy place?

4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,

   who does not trust in an idol

   or swear by a false god.

5 They will receive blessing from the Lord

   and vindication from God their Savior.

6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,

   who seek your face, God of Jacob.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…”

2 Corinthians 9:7-11

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written:

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;

   their righteousness endures forever.”

10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.