A New Testament scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, Witherington goes all the way back to the beginning of creation in Genesis to start uncovering what God has said about money in his book, "Jesus and Money: A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis" (Brazos Press, 2012). As he writes:
"There is an important corollary that comes with the notion that
God created all things, and made them all good. That corollary is that
all things ultimately belong to God."
I don't know about you, but this is hard for me to swallow, even though I know it's true. Can't I just go spend my money on whatever pleases me? Witherington's conclusions are hard to dismiss, easy to convict, and will drive you to ask Jesus what he would have you do with the resources he has entrusted to you.
And if you're enjoying this week's series, don't miss the last two series that Witherington did for us at Haven:
And tell us what you think! What are you struggling with when it comes to money?
- Lindsey M. Roberts