Committed for Blessing
In His Presence: Matthew 6:24
God has a blessing for everyone. We will all face trials and tribulations, but in those times, the joy of the Lord will be your strength. In Genesis 14, God promised Abraham that He would bless him and make him a blessing. Shortly thereafter,“Melchizedek, king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said, ‘Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.’ [Abram] gave him a tenth of all. The king of Sodom said to Abram, ‘Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself’ ” (vv. 18-21).
Sodom’s king told Abraham he brought too much destruction, and said that if Abraham left, he would give him more money, power, and prestige. Look at Abraham’s response: “I have sworn to the Lord God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say ‘I have made Abram rich’ ” (vv. 22-23).
Abraham refused to cut a deal just to get some more money in his pocket. He chose to trust God. When you are a good steward, you have options. You are no longer limited to earthly options; your trust is in God Most High. When you are a good steward, God is your option. You don’t have to compromise what is right to get ahead.
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If you’re not willing to plant your seed, you’re not trusting Him to meet your need.