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0126 – Trust in the Living God 相信永生的上帝

1 Timothy 6:17 (NKJV) Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in UNCERTAIN RICHES BUT in the LIVING GOD, who gives us RICHLY all things to enjoy. (emphasis added)Sometimes, it is almost unthinkable for some people to believe that God desires for us to ENJOY LIFE with Him. Therefore, many Christians have left the Lord in pursuit of money in order to be able to enjoy life with the money that they have earned. The biblical truth IS….God has no issue with us enjoying life!! In fact, God has no issue with us having nice houses, material goods and doing well in our work or businesses.

Do you have the right perspective on God? Do you know that He gives us richly all things to enjoy? Some of us view God more as a judge than a loving Heavenly Father and the Creator who created everything for us to enjoy.

Our God who provides :
-He handed the Garden of Eden to Adam and Eve to manage and enjoy. (Genesis 2:15)
-God created an abundance of living creatures on earth and in the sea. (Genesis 1:20)
-His name is El Shaddai which means Almighty, Great and God of abundance (many breasted one). (Genesis 17:1)
-He is known as Jehovah Jireh, Our Provider. (Genesis 22:14)
-He is the God who gives power to gain wealth to fulfill His covenant with His people. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
-He loves His children including the prodigal son and told the older brother that he had the right to enjoy everything that belonged to the Father. (Luke 15:31)
-He is the God of the how much more who gives good and perfect gifts to His children. (Matthew 7:11, James 1:17)
-God gave us His ONLY Son Jesus Christ so that we are saved, enjoy abundant and also eternal life. (John 3:16, John 10:10)
-God will freely give us all things that we need in life. (Romans 8:32)
-God will supply all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 19)
The list goes on……….

If this is the picture that we have about God, then we will be able to TRUST in Him to provide for us, to help us in our businesses, to give us creative ideas, to have our career development in mind, and to journey with us in the difficult moments of our lives.

Sermon Series – Balancing Godliness and Riches (Part 2)


相信永生的上帝

提摩太前书6:17你要嘱咐那些今世富足的人、不要自高、也不要倚靠无定的钱财.只要倚靠那厚赐百物给我们享受的神。

有时候,有些人认为上帝居然渴望我们与祂同享生命,这简直不可思议。因此,许多基督徒为了获得钱财并享受这些钱财所带来的生活,而离开了主去追求金钱。圣经的真理是……上帝一点都不反对我们享受生活!!实际上,上帝对我们拥有漂亮的房子,丰富的物质以及在工作或生意中得心应手没有丝毫反对。

你对上帝有正确的看法吗?你知道祂厚赐万物给我们享受吗?我们中的有些人却将上帝视为法官,而不是慈爱的天父和创造一切供我们享受的造物主。

我们的上帝提供:

-祂将伊甸园交给亚当和夏娃管理和享用。 (创世记2:15)
-上帝创造了陆地上和海洋中丰富的生物。 (创世记1:20)
-他的名字叫El Shaddai,意为全能,伟大和丰盛的上帝(全能者)。 (创世记17:1)
-祂被称为耶和华以勒,我们的供应者。 (创世记22:14)
-祂是赐与得货财之能力的上帝,以成就与祂子民的约。 (申命记8:18)
-祂爱祂的孩子,包括那位浪子,并告诉他的哥哥他有权享受那属于天父的一切。(路加福音15:31)
-祂是那将美善完全的礼物及万有都厚赐给儿女的上帝。(马太福音7:11,雅各书1:17)
-神将祂的独生子耶稣基督赐给我们,使我们得救,享有丰盛且永恒的生命。 (约翰福音3:16,约翰福音10:10)
-神将我们生命中所需的一切白白地赐给我们。(罗马书8:32)
-神将通过祂在基督耶稣里荣耀的丰盛来供应我们的一切所需。 (腓立比书4:19)
不胜枚举,难以尽列……

如果这是我们对上帝的认知,那么我们将能够信靠上帝会供应我们,会帮助我们开展业务,赐给我们创意,挂念我们的职业发展,在我们生命遭遇艰困时与我们同行。

讲章系列: 平衡敬虔与富足(第二部分)