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LESSON 14

MONEY AND POSSESSIONS

Goldsmiths try to test gold with acid. If there are any impurities, the acid will eat them, showing up the false mixture in the gold. This is called the acid test. The 'acid test' of a true follower of Jesus Christ is seen in his honesty and attitude in financial matters. Satan has undoubtedly defeated more Christians in this way than in any other. What is your standard of honesty in financial things? Let us now study what God expects of us.

1. The words "You shall not respect people" in Deut. 16:19 does not mean "showing respect", but means 'showing favoritism'! We are told further that we should not "take a gift". This, of course, refers to bribes (NKJV). According to the text, why should we not take bribes?

(a) .................................................................................................................................................

(b) .................................................................................................................................................

2. Here is a rule to guide us in all matters of honesty. Fill in the missing words and then learn the rule by heart. "Let true .......................... prevail, so that you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you". Deut. 16:20

3. In what three main things are we told to be careful to do no unrighteousness?

(a) ........................................................................... (b) .......................... (c) .............................

4. What does God say about our neighbor's property? Deut. 19:14 ..........................................

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5. Zacchaeus had earned much of his money by cheating others. But one day, he trusted Jesus Christ as His Savior. His life was changed. He made two statements that proved that he was converted. What were these? Luke 19:8

(a) .................................................................................................................................................

(b) .................................................................................................................................................

A. WE SHOULD NOT SET OUR HEARTS ON MONEY

1. Many feel that getting money or worldly goods is great gain. What does the Bible say is great gain? 1 Tim. 6:6 ...............................................................................................................

2. Not many can become rich and remain free from the evils that riches often bring. What are three evils that await those who desire to become rich? Fill in the missing words, thereby answering the question. 1 Tim 6:9

(a) They fall into .........................................................................................................................

(b) They fall into .........................................................................................................................

(c) They fall into foolish and hurtful .........................................................................................

3. What does God say is a root of all kinds of evil? 1 Tim. 6: 10 ...............................................

4. What two-fold description is given of some who have reached after money? 1 Tim. 6: 10

(a) ................................................................................................................................................

(b) ................................................................................................................................................

5. Those who are Godly are encouraged to charge or instruct those who are rich in this present world. What seven instructions are we to give to the rich? 1 Tim. 6:17, 18

(a) .................................................................................................................................................

(b) .................................................................................................................................................

(c) .................................................................................................................................................

(d) .................................................................................................................................................

(e) ..................................................................................................................................................

(f) ..................................................................................................................................................

(g) .................................................................................................................................................

6. The Lord Jesus said that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. This is true because: (Please underline the correct answer)

(a) God does not love rich men and so He only lets a few in.

(b) Rich men often make riches their god and therefore find it very difficult to trust Christ completely for their salvation.

7. Instead of laying up for ourselves treasures upon the earth, what should we be doing?

Matt. 6:19, 20 ..............................................................................................................................

8. (a) Treasure can be stored on earth or in heaven. What may happen to treasure stored on earth? Matt. 6:20 ......................................................................................................

(b) There is another danger in storing up treasure here on earth. It is that we will not have an interest in heavenly things. Please complete the statement which expresses his thought. Matt. 6:21

"Wherever you treasure is ............................................................................................".

9. What good reason is given in Hebrews 13:5 as to why we should not love money and why we

should be content with such things as we have? ........................................................................

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10. Money and riches are not evil in themselves. It is only when our heart is set on riches more than God that they become evil. The Bible tells us that God wants His people to prosper and be in health (3 John, vs. 2). In Joshua 1:8, we find the key to success. We are to meditate (read and think about) in the Word of God everyday and also obey the commands of God. For then God says, "you shall make your way ................................., and then you will have ............................". (NAS) Josh. 1:8

B. WE SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE

2. There are three things for which we should not be anxious: What we shall eat; what we shall drink; and what we shall put on. What should we do to make certain that we shall receive these three necessities? Matt. 6:31-33 ........................................................................................

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3. We are told not to be anxious, but to let our requests be made known to God. In what three ways are we to let these requests be made know unto Him? Phil. 4:6

(a) ............................................................. (b) ............................................................................

(c) ..............................................................................

4. What are we to do with our anxiety or cares? 1 Peter 5:7 .......................................................

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SHEET 2/LESSON 14

5. Psalm 23:1 states: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want". This means: (Please underline the correct answer).

(a) As a shepherd guards, feeds and cares for his sheep, so Jesus cares for his own.

(b) That we should no longer work since the Lord is the one who provides our needs.

C. WE SHOULD PUT GOD FIRST IN OUR LIFE

3. What are the dangers to our souls when we have eaten and are full, and have built ungodly houses and have dwelt therein, and our silver and gold is multiplied? (Fill in the missing words from Deut. 8:11-18).

(a) "Do not let your heart become ........................ at that time" (verse 14)

(b) "and ........................... the Lord your God" (verse 14)

(c) "He did it so that you would never think ........................................................................

......................................................................................................................." (verse 17)

2. If a child of God is to be wealthy, where does the power come from? Deut. 8:18 ..................

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3. The Bible says that two types of people come to want, or poverty. Who are these? Prov. 22:16

(a) ...................................................................... (b) ...................................................................

4. From the parable given in Luke 12:15-21, state IN YOUR OWN WORDS WHY God described the rich man as 'foolish'. ...........................................................................................

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5. A covetous man is one who makes an idol of the thing he wants to possess. It becomes his god. What inheritance does such a man have in the kingdom of God? 1 Cor. 6:9-10

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D. DEBT AND INTEREST

1. The Bible teaches that we are not to get ourselves in debt to any man, but what is it that we owe all men? Romans 13:8 ........................................................................................................

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2. 'Usury' means 'interest'. What does the Bible teach us about loaning out our money to the poor in hope of getting interest? Ex. 22:25 ...............................................................................

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3. The Bible describes the man who shall never be moved. He is a man who is firm and reliable. He is the same man who abides in God's tabernacle, dwelling in God's holy hill. What eight things are said of this man who is enjoying such fellowship with God? Psalm 15: 1-3, 5.

(a) .................................................................................................................................................

(b) .................................................................................................................................................

(c) ..................................................................................................................................................

(d) .................................................................................................................................................

(e) .................................................................................................................................................

(f) ..................................................................................................................................................

(g) .................................................................................................................................................

(h) .................................................................................................................................................

4. What kind of man is he who borrows but does not pay back? Psalm 37:21

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