Money is important in life. People frequently say that the Bible says more about money than it does any other topic, however, I have read the Bible many times and I cannot find evidence of that. If you have such evidence (real verses, not quotes from people) please send it along.
If you have lived the Christian life for any period of time, you know that that temptation can hit us suddenly and unexpectedly. Some temptation is small, leading to sins but other temptation is powerful with the ability to tempt us into additive and destructive habits.
Today's post is a review of the book, Jesus, Lover of a Woman's Soul, by Erwin Lutzer and Rebecca Lutzer. Unquestionably today, there is a blurring of the sexes which has led to problems both in the church and out of the church with respect to biblical manhood and womanhood. The man has become a louse and the woman has begun to ‘wear the pants’.
Once again a book crosses my path that made me think a little bit, and even reflect on my past, contemplate my present, and plan my future. I read a book on money! I have read the Christian argument for giving from every possible angle in the Christian circles. Some people will quote lots of Old Testament passages like Malachi 3:8-12 and other related ones and say that God absolutely commands that you give 10% of your income or else you may not even be a Christian. Some people say that giving is not even required to live a Christian life. Like most other doctrines the truth lies somewhere in between these two poles.
We are all prodigals. We run from Christ, righteousness, and holiness. But in this message, unlike usual, I do not want to dwell on that. I want to focus on the response. In a way, this will be a review of a little book that I just received from John MacArthur entitled Grace for You, which is a summary of the A Tale of Two Sons: The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder.