Theme of the Day: Serve God With Money; You Cannot Serve God And Money

There are more than 2300 Bible passages that speak about money. Why? Money is a master Satan frequently tempts us to serve. And that evil foe knows how successful his efforts with money can be. Money provides us with a false comfort and a sense of security. It serves as a source of pride. It serves as a wonderful tool for a favorite pastime: justifying ourselves in our own eyes and the eyes of others. Jesus knows that serving money makes it impossible to serve God. The human heart is not big enough for both. As a result, Jesus does all he can to expose the futility of serving money. He also helps us see that the only one truly worth serving is our gracious, loving God. When we serve God, money is put in its proper place. Instead of money being a lord to serve, it becomes a resource for serving the Lord. This is the hard truth. There is no way for us to serve both God and money. But we can serve God with our money.

Luke 16:1-13
Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
1 Timothy 6:6-10,17-19
Psalm 128

484 – Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices
807 – All Depends on Our Possessing
823 – Jesus, Priceless Treasure
717 – What Is the World to Me
751 – O God, Your Hand the Heavens Made

Prayer of the Day: O God, you have told us not to be anxious about what we need for this life. Move our hearts to seek you and your kingdom, that all good things may be given to us as well; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia. Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Alleluia.