Summary: Staying stable on the 3-legged stool of life
If you look anywhere in life (sports, religion, politics, business, family), the BIG 3 THINGS IN LIFE THAT WILL MAKE SOMEONE FALL is issues of Money, Sex, and Power. Like a 3 legged stool, if one of these legs breaks, you’re coming down. But in each case, God has a solution. Here they are...
1 - GOD’S PLAN FOR MONEY = GENEROSITY
1 Cor 16:2 On every Lord’s Day each of you should put aside something from what you have earned during the week, and use it for this offering. The amount depends on how much the Lord has helped you earn.
Prov 3:9 Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income.
Deut 14:23 The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.
2 - GOD’S PLAN FOR SEX = PURITY
Heb 13:4 Honor your marriage and its vows, and be pure; for God will surely punish all those who are
immoral or commit adultery.
1 Thess 4:3-8 God wants you to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin so that each of you will marry in holiness and honor-not in lustful passion as the heathen do, in their ignorance of God and his ways. And this also is God’s will: that you never cheat in this matter by taking another man’s wife because the Lord will punish you terribly for this, as we have solemnly told you before. For God has not called us to be dirty-minded and full of lust but to be holy and clean.
3 - GOD’S PLAN FOR POWER = THE BIBLE (DAILY TIME WITH GOD)
Ps 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.