Did you know the Bible has more to say about finances than it does about heaven or hell?
Another truth is found in Luke 16:10-11 which says; He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore, if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Jesus is saying, trusting Him with our money is the least of our faith. And if we can’t trust Him with our money, which is least, then we can’t do the greater things. We can’t overlook this truth friends, this is very important.
We can’t expect to do the greater things like raising the dead, healing the sick and walking in the abundance of God if we are not first able to trust God with our money.
I know I have said it before, but it bears repeating, giving and tithing is not a money issue, it is a heart issue.
Do we trust God with our money? That is a heart issue.
The motivation behind your giving is more important than your gift.
1 Corinthians 13:3, says, and though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
The reason you give is more important than what or how much you give.
We can’t buy God’s blessings just as we cannot purchase salvation. We give because we LOVE God and we TRUST God and His word.
It is true that the widow gave Elijah all she had and that her needs were supernaturally supplied for the next three years as a result. This is the truth – however it didn’t begin there. It began with her obedience and her love for her God.
1 Kings 17:9 says, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
God told her to give and she gave, it wasn’t about having her needs met, it was about obeying God. It was about helping the man of God. It must be the same with us today. Our giving must be out of love, love for God and helping others.
It is true that Cornelius’ gifts came up before God as a memorial.
God honored his memorial but it was his faith that pleased God as we see in Hebrews 11:6. His giving was the evidence of his faith and trust in God. As we give, it is the evidence of our faith in God with our finances. Our giving is our token of faith.
It is also true that when we give the word says it shall be given unto us, good measure, shaken together and running over, all these are true promises in the word of God. Yet the truth remains that giving and tithing are a heart issue – it is all about trusting God with your money.
The emphasis is on giving, not receiving. We should live to give and not give to live.
The Bible tells us in Acts 20:35 that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Today, do you trust God with your money? Are you faithful in the LEAST?
As you sow your seed this month, remember, giving and tithing are heart issues – set your heart to trust God with your money. We trust Him with our very lives, with that in mind, trusting Him with money is easy, don’t you think?
Prayer for today: Father, I trust you and I honor you with my finances. You are my God and I will obey your word in all things. Thank you for being a God that can be trusted. In Jesus name. Amen.