People are often confused about God’s will for their finances. Some Christians are convinced that riches are the sign of God’s blessing over their lives; others believe that God wants them to reject the dreams of having wealth.
What’s the right answer to this question?
Consider this: all God’s Covenant partners in the Bible were blessed with abundance. Genesis 13:2 says that “Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.” It was God who made Him rich!
In 1 Chronicles 29:12-16, King David said about the Lord, “Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all; in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.”
Psalm 35:27 says, “The Lord delights in the prosperity of His servant.” It actually makes God happy to see you prosper!
BUT . . .
God also warns us: “If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them” (Psalm 62:10).
Know that wealth is a gift from God—and you’re responsible for what you do with it. Also understand that money is deceitful—it can easily enslave you. That’s why Deuteronomy 8:18 says, “REMEMBER the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His Covenant…”
Oh, may your heart be free from the deadly trap—the love of money! Then you will experience true freedom!
I hope this helps clear the confusion. Stay tuned for more—and let me know what you think.
Love & Laughter,