*5 awesomely bad fake bible verses.
I don't use the word epic lightly.
Few weeks ago a fellow Pastor friend did something that I'd never seen before while preaching about money.
He took some bible verses and rewrote them to fit our culture's philosophy of money and it was epic.
I found his little illustration absolutely brilliant, uncomfortable, hilarious and challenging at the same time. I call it...
5 awesomely bad *fake bible verses.
1. Proverbs 11:28
"Those who trust in their riches will flourish and be fulfilled, life will be great, but the righteous will flounder and flop."
2. Luke 6:13
“Serve two masters. Give it all you got to love them both, be fully devoted to both the best you can. Serve both God and money (don’t worry they won’t conflict with each other) and you will find fulfillment.”
3. Matthew 6:19
"Store up for yourselves treasures here on earth, get as much as you can cause you only have a short while. And whatever you accumulate god will protect it all for you."
4. Luke 12:15
"Then he said to them, “Watch out! Learn to develop the love of Benjamin’s, covet the greens, buy lots of stocks, make sure you have a huge retirement so I don’t have to take care of you; life consists in an abundance of possessions.”
5. Hebrews 14:5
"Love money and never be content with what you have, always desire more stuff. The more the better. Look at all I got, now go out and get it yourself."
What makes these verses hilarious is they are totally ridiculous sounding, which is exactly why they are challenging because they show how outrageous our philosophy on money is.
It's like pointing and laughing at the caricature reflection on the side of a glass building only to realize we’re looking at ourselves.
Don’t get nervous, I’m not going to ask you for money. I just want you to think about your money in a courageous way.
I know self examination is hard but I want you to try and pick which one of those 5 fake verses mostly resembles what you truly believe about money as reflected in how you pursue, manage and respond to it.
The *fake bible verse that's most true of me is number 5. I often believe that more and newer ___ [Iphone, computer, house e.t.c] will make me happier. If there's a shinnier version of something I own, I want it.
What about you?
What fake bible verse is most true of your view of money? (feel free to make your own up if you can't relate to any of the 5 above)
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