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Word for Today / Sound Financial Advice (3)

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Sound Financial Advice (3)

‘The godly love to give!’ Proverbs 21:26 NLT

The level of financial blessing God will entrust to you depends on three questions:

(1) Are you mature enough to handle it?

(2) Are you hoping to reap but unwilling to sow?

(3) Are you a hoarder or a giver?

God knows we can’t all give the same amount. Jesus honoured a widow for giving her last two coins, saying: ‘they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.’ (Mark 12:44 NLT) On the other hand, businessman Barnabas ‘sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.’ (Acts 4:37 NIV) The more God blesses you with, the more He holds you accountable for. Jesus said, ‘Much is required from those to whom much is given.’(Luke 12:48 TLB)

At offering time, a pastor told his congregation to reach out and grab the wallet or purse of the person sitting in front of them. ‘Now,’ he said, ‘open it up and give as much as you’ve always wanted to give but felt you couldn’t afford!’ The truth is, we’re not all called to give equally but we’re all called to sacrifice equally. That levels the playing field.

Isn’t it interesting how you can go to dinner at the home of somebody who doesn’t have a lot, and leave feeling like royalty because of their hospitality? That’s because the essence of generosity is self-sacrifice. God entrusts financial blessing to people who aren’t controlled by the love of money. How can you tell when you’re controlled by the love of money? Because instead of giving when God tells you to, you withhold. Understand this: when God impresses on you to sow a seed, there’s a harvest coming your way.

written by Bob Gass
Some real world checks and balances that may or may not help others.

Do you spend more money on your self or on the Kingdom?

Do you invest more money in your earthly retirement or your eternal retirement?

Do you buy things at spur of the moment or do wait and see if you still want them in one or two months time?

Here in America materialism is one of the biggest temptations for us,imo , then materialism can turn into idols imo, most do not even realize it is happening, so hopefully you can have some real world checks and balances with your check book being the first. We in America are the Rich people in the bible Jesus often refers to. if you make 40k a year you are in the world top 5% wealthiest people (+-) !! I know in the past I have had obsessions with hobbies spending all my money time and energy on things and if I am not careful can fall right back into it. they seem normal for a lot of people but that is exactly what a idol is it is a obsession IMO Thank goodness God disciplines his children !!

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