Think It Through: I Will Make You Rich in Every Way

In Sunday’s message we talked about the blessings God gives us when we trust God with our finances.

We depend on many resources for the daily necessities of life.  Some of which are a job, savings, education, friends, intellect, luck, investments, parents, land, our appearance, and our personality.  What would you do if one of these was taken away?

Quick!  What would you do?

Here are some Biblical responses:

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”  Joshua 1:8

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.  I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty.”   Malachi 3:9-11

“Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing,

and your vats will brim over with new wine.”  Proverbs 3:9-10

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38

Does your response to the earlier question match any of these scriptures?  Why or why not?

If you believed God was THE true source of your blessings, what would be the first financial decision you would make?

Here are some scriptures for meditation:

“Do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.”  Luke 12:29

“Seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”  Luke 12:31

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  Philippians 4:6

“Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”   Philippians 4:17-19

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”  1 Timothy 6:17-18

Ponder the possibilities that come from trusting God with your finances.

A PRAYER

Lord, I pause to proclaim to you that I know you are the Sovereign Ruler of the universe.  I also know d’s name.  I will take you at your word and make a commitment to obey the Scriptures.  I will also wait with anticipation to see what you will do next because of Jesus.  In His name.  Amen.

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