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God’s word has a lot to say about money. He tells us what we should do with it: how we should spend, how we should save.
Blessing or cursing?
Money isn’t evil — it’s the love of money that is evil. When we hoard it up on ourselves, when we don’t honor the kingdom or support our local church with it, that’s when it becomes evil. God’s word teaches us if we will give the first 10% (tithe) to the church, the rest will be blessed. If we don’t, it has a curse on it. So many are cursed with a curse of poverty. They always lack: they will always be in a situation where they will never have enough. Something will always be off. Even if they have a lot of money, there will be no fulfillment in their lives.
The first thing we need to get right with God is that the first 10% (tithe) belongs to Him. The rest will be blessed, and we can do with it as we please. I would hope that we would save at least 10%, then live off the 80% left. God wants us to do only well. He wants us to be blessed. He wants our children and families to be blessed. That begins with us receiving Jesus into our hearts and being born again. Then we begin to follow Him and serve Him. Part of that is honoring God with our money and recognizing He is the owner of everything.
So let’s be faithful with tithing and really experience His blessing in our lives.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 7:53 AM CDT
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