March 10, 2009
Trusting God With Your Finances
Yesterday we learned about God’s plan for financial security: giving back to Him the first part of our earnings. Some of us, however, find it a challenge to put the principle into practice. Although we know what the Lord has said, the thought of giving that way can cause anxiety about not having enough. Then, there may be a temptation to replace God’s plan with our own because His feels so uncertain. We should be careful not to let fear override faith.
The problem is not with the Lord’s plan but, rather, with unbelief. Fear reveals doubt that God can do what He has said He will do. In today’s Scripture verses, the Lord promises to provide all that is needed if we will honor Him with the first part of our wealth.
Can you trust all of God’s Word? Many of us have staked our eternal security on believing what the Lord has said in the Bible about our salvation, yet some may doubt what He says about money and His provision for us. What conflicted creatures we are. We take one part of Scripture and say it is true, and yet we discount another section, feeling that the Lord cannot be trusted in the area of our finances.
God tells us to “test [Him] in this” and see if He is faithful (Mal. 3:10). In giving to the Lord, we have the privilege of watching Him fulfill His Word. Which is more reliable—our feelings or the Word of Almighty God? Say no to fear and step out in faith. Our God is believable.
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