Blessed or Broke

 

When it comes to finances, we need to examine our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors because poverty originates in our souls—not in our bank accounts. There are basically two categories people live in financially—BLESSED or BROKE. To be broke means you’re insolvent, you’re bankrupt, or simply that your debts outweigh your assets. God wants us to live on the blessed side, not the broke side.

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Paying the Price for Future Generations

 It’s New Year’s Day, so it may seem like an odd time to be talking about America’s founding fathers, but there’s an important lesson we can learn from them as we think about what we want to accomplish in 2017.

“Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed” (Psalm 112:1-2 KJV).

If you read about America’s founding fathers, most of them gave everything they had to stand up for what they believed in and live as free men in this country. They lost their businesses, their fortunes, and many of them lost their lives. Why? Because they weren’t just thinking of themselves; they were thinking of their children, grandchildren, and the generations to come.

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