Money Perspective

f9a876d77880595d45d64763d1db7643Jesus said for the believer to seek first his kingdom. He said he would meet our need for shelter, clothing, and food. The Lord is not ignorant of our plight and desires for his beloved people to be well. The problem is that we have lost the plenary word. We receive pieces of the truth without the whole truth. Take for instance:

1 Timothy 2:8-10 (Contemporary English Version)8I want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray, without being angry or arguing with each other.  9I would like for women to wear modest and sensible clothes. They should not have fancy hairdos, or wear expensive clothes, or put on jewelry made of gold or pearls. 10Women who claim to love God should do helpful things for others,

Are you serious you want me to live within my means Jesus? What an awesome wife this would be; a woman who loves people more than things.

What about:

Proverbs 6:6-116You lazy people can learn by watching an anthill. 7Ants don’t have    leaders, 8but they store up food during harvest season.9How long will you lie there doing  nothing at all? When are you going to get up and stop sleeping? 10Sleep a little. Doze a     little. Fold your hands and twiddle your thumbs. 11Suddenly, everything is gone, as   though it had been taken by an armed robber.

Are you serious you want me to work Jesus? What an awesome husband this would be; a man who works and has a vision to save for the winter.

Jesus wants his people to have an attitude that is directed toward seeking his face, serving others, living within your means and saving for the winter. A debtor is servant to the lender. 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

On a brief side note that will not be plenary on the subject of tithing, seeking God’s face leads to 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. A man who does not first take care of his own house is worse than an infidel. If you follow the above you will have no problem giving money toward the local church. As far as curses and blessings based upon giving ten percent and the so-called devourer not eating your wealth that is a lie. I am also not ignorant of the fact that many say they give ten percent in fact do not; remember godliness with contentment is great gain.

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2 responses to “Money Perspective

  1. I will say that for thirty three years I have tithed on my gross income, and I have never ran into financial problems, though my family live totally by faith even as missionaries in Kenya. God has paid every bill every month, though we get down to almost nothing many a time. Blessings

  2. Pingback: Would Jesus have an emergency fund? | Roger Tharpe

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