I thought I knew what would make me happy.
How much more money would it take to make you more happy? to give you peace?
More than you currently have.
Money can contribute to your happiness if you manage it well.
Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home. Luke 16:9 NLT
If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. Luke 16:10 NLT
And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? Luke 16:11 NLT
And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own? Luke 16:12 NLT
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. Luke 16:13 NLT
Has your desire for some thing, ever caused you to do something?
Has your desire for some thing ever caused you to do something stupid?
Has your desire for some thing ever caused you to do something you regret?
Desire for = devotion to
Greed = the assumption that it's all for my consumption
"I want" is better than "I owe."
"I want" is between you and God.
Don't trade your peace for some thing that can't possibly bring you peace.
Discontent Greed Debt
Giving always results in joy.
Give > Joy Save > Peace Live > Freedom
Money contributes to your happiness, when and if you manage it well.