Too good to be true?

Rule of thumb: When it sounds too go to be true, it’s probably too good to be true, right?

You’ve probably gotten the letter from the Nigerian guy wanting to give you a boat load of extra money in exchange for just a few pieces of personal information. Surprisingly, a lot of people have been scammed by that one.

Or maybe it’s the offer of a free or severely discounted iPad. (Okay, I know I’m a little too focused on shinny new technology since the iPad2 came out. I really don’t need one, do I? Well, maybe…)

There’s a whole website devoted to things that are too good to be true.

We all would do well to think twice before putting too much faith in incredible sounding offers.

Here’s the problem: This weekend we conclude our DNA of Joy study thru Philippians with one final look at a too good to be true scripture.

“My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:19 (ESV)

In the context, Paul is clearly talking about money. He is essentially saying that God has more than enough resources and can be trusted to take care of your money needs. Even in a bad economy.

Truth or too good to be true?

What do you think?

Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Seacoast has been recognized by various media as an innovative and influential thought leader in future strategies for church growth and development.

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2 comments
Diana Warren
Diana Warren

Need being the key word, Want being superfluous

Angela Dooley Marklin
Angela Dooley Marklin

It's definitely truth! He will provide enough money for all we NEED. That's the key word...if we choose to pay for or buy something we don't need with it, well then that's where the trouble comes along. I've seen it in my own life and we've both seen it in someone else we know...