Don't Value Money Above People — Luke 12 — Francis Chan Crazy Love Ministry

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten or uncared for in the presence of God.

7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be struck with fear or seized with alarm; you are of greater worth than many of sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7

Do Not Worry

Luke 12:22-34 New International Version (NIV)

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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Donald Trump reportedly owes tens of millions to the Bank of China

1st Timothy 6:3-10

3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

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Donald Trump reportedly owes tens of millions to the Bank of China

Julian Borger

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Debt derives from 30% share the US president owns in a Manhattan building that was refinanced in 2012

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Proverbs 24

Proverbs 24:33 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
34 and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.

Proverbs 28:27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,
but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

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Proverbs 24 New International Version (NIV)

24.3-4.2 24.3-4.2

Saying 20

24 Do not envy the wicked,
do not desire their company;
for their hearts plot violence,
and their lips talk about making trouble.

Saying 21

By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.

Saying 22

The wise prevail through great power,
and those who have knowledge muster their strength.

24.3-4 24.3-4

Surely you need guidance to wage war,
and victory is won through many advisers.

Saying 23

Wisdom is too high for fools;
in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.

Saying 24

Whoever plots evil
will be known as a schemer.
The schemes of folly are sin,
and people detest a mocker.

Saying 25

10 If you falter in a time of trouble,

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