Give with faith!
September 9, 2010
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…."
Most of us have read the story in Scripture about the widow who gave all she had of this world's goods to the temple treasury.
Now be honest, have you ever wondered how she could do something like that… give her last coins to the Kingdom? I'll tell you how.
She could give her all because she looked beyond her earthly existence, as meager as it was, and saw a city of gold! Her treasure wasn't in this world, but the next. Jesus put it this way, " Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…."
The way you use your money absolutely reveals whether your hope is in the here and now, in earthly possessions, or in heaven. In this life, your money either works for the Kingdom of God or it controls you.
Determine to use your money to serve God's purposes now. Put it to work to win the lost, to send missionaries where they're needed, to build the Church, and to feed the poor
Give with faith to the priorities of heaven and trust God to meet your needs!
IN THIS LIFE, YOUR MONEY EITHER WORKS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD
OR IT CONTROLS YOU.
MY GIFT TO YOU!
I sincerely hope you will request my 10-message series called Straight Up, where I tackle 10 tough questions we all face. Like "When Does Life Begin?" and "Can Love Last a Lifetime?", "Can You Trust the Bible?", and "Are All Religions the Same?"
After listening, you'll be more equipped to live a confident life, knowing the truth and trusting the promises of Christ!