Honor God with your money.
Proverbs 3:9-10 NIV
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Spend less than you make.
Proverbs 21:20 NIV
20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil,but fools gulp theirs down.
Be generous toward others.
Proverbs 11:25 NIV
25 A generous person will prosper;whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
1 Corinthians 9:25 NIV
25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
Read Matthew 6:19-21,24. What does Jesus have to say about earthly treasure? In this series we are connecting each “Get Fit” area of life to our spiritual lives. In what ways have you seen finances have a negative impact on people’s walk with God? In what ways have you seen finances have a positive impact?
Read Proverbs 3:9-10. What does it mean to “honor the Lord?” Why is it important to “honor the Lord with your wealth?” What does this scripture promise when we obey this command? Does this mean we can “give to get?”
Read Proverbs 21:20. What financial principle does this scripture teach? Why is this so difficult to live this out in today’s world? Why is it especially challenging to live within our means in Northern Virginia? What heart issues might be at the root of overspending? What are some creative ways people could begin to spend less than they make?
Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-11. What does this scripture teach about giving and generosity? Read 2 Corinthians 8:9. Who do we resemble when we have a generous heart? What specific act of generosity might the Lord be calling you to this week?
Review the three principles of Getting Fit Financially from this weekend’s message. Which one have you been most successful at applying? Which one has been a struggle? What specific steps do you need to take to make progress?