This week we're continuing on this study/wealth seminar as taught on the Believer'sVoice of Victory program on Trinity Broadcasting Network by Pastor George Pearsons
from Eagle Mountain International Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
So without Further Delay:
Beware, Lest You Forget God
Foundation Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches,
but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich
in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a
good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”
A. 1 Timothy 6:17—Their Trust Should Be in God
1. Paul understood that the source of trust can shift once money enters the picture.
2. Once trust has shifted, the next step is to forget God.
3. Hosea 13:6 (NIV): “When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied,
they became proud; then they forgot me.”
4. Once the rich forget God, it is downhill from there.
5. Isaiah 17:10-11 (NIV): “You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered
the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported
vines, though on the day you set them out, you make them grow, and on the morning
when you plant them, you bring them to bud, yet the harvest will be as nothing in the
day of disease and incurable pain.”
B. Deuteronomy 8:7-20 (MSG)—Make Sure You Don’t Forget God
1. Verse 11: “Make sure you don’t forget God, your God, by not keeping his commandments,
his rules and regulations that I command you today.”
2. Verses 12-13: “Make sure that when you eat and are satisfied, build pleasant houses and
settle in, see your herds and flocks flourish and more and more money come in, watch
your standard of living going up and up.”
3. Verses 14-16: “Make sure you don’t become so full of yourself and your things that
you forget God, your God, the God who delivered you from Egyptian slavery; the God
who led you through that huge and fearsome wilderness, those desolate, arid badlands
crawling with fiery snakes and scorpions; the God who gave you water gushing from
hard rock; the God who gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your
ancestors had never heard of, in order to give you a taste of the hard life, to test you
so that you would be prepared to live well in the days ahead of you.”
4. Verses 17-18: “If you start thinking to yourselves, ‘I did all this. And all by myself.
I’m rich. It’s all mine!’—well, think again. Remember that God, your God, gave you
the strength to produce all this wealth so as to confirm the covenant that he promised
to your ancestors—as it is today.”
5. Verses 19-20: “If you forget, forget God, your God, and start taking up with other gods,
serving and worshiping them, I’m on record right now as giving you firm warning: that
will be the end of you; I mean it—destruction. You’ll go to your doom—the same as
the nations God is destroying before you; doom because you wouldn’t obey the Voice
of God, your God.”
C. Keep Putting God First
“Prosperity is the result of doing God’s ways.
“Some pass the poverty test, but fail the prosperity test. You get your needs met and receive
great abundance. But, your heart will begin to grow cold if you don’t keep God’s Word first
place in your life. All of a sudden, you are taken with the things that have been added to you.
They could be things like cars, planes, houses, land—whatever it is that you like. You have
to walk circumspectly to walk in prosperity. You have to keep putting God first.
“When all your needs are met, remember where you got it. Remember that it was God who
gave you the power to get wealth. One thing about wealth—it can come quickly and it can go
—From The Kingdom of God—Days of Heaven on Earth by Gloria Copeland
There you have it folks, Week 5: Beware, Lest You Forget God
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