Money reigns supreme in this world’s kingdom. We dwell in the Kingdom of God, but we also have a parallel existence on earth, which means we require financial resources to survive. Whether you’re affluent, poor, or somewhere in the center, you probably think about and discuss money daily! This is why the Bible devotes so much attention to the subject of money. Money is the substance of pleasure and power in the world because it pays our bills and feeds us. Money, whether you like it or not, is a tremendous force that can destroy families, partnerships, and dreams. For fear of not having enough, many of us stay in dead-end jobs, allowing the things that God placed in our hearts and designed us uniquely to do to go unfulfilled. Isn’t that a pity?
Money, on the other hand, may do a lot of good as well as harm. When we take risks that are measured and sensible, it can cause money to flourish, and when we bless people, we are making an impact on the world that ultimately outlives us. You see, money builds hospitals, churches, schools, the arts, and all the things that make the globe more beautiful, gorgeous, habitable, and delightful. Because it has the potential to harm or bless, to destroy or to heal, God takes the time to teach us how to deal with it in His Word. The Bible has over 2,200 references to it, which is three times the number of references to love and seven times the number of references to prayer! Nearly half of God’s Word is made up of money. Wouldn’t you say that means it’s pretty important to God?
Friend, you are a part of something far greater than yourself when you invest your resources in Jesus’ path. When you invest in His Kingdom, the things you offer will benefit others, and the blessing will eventually come back to you! You will be set free from the strain of seeking, pushing, and working harder to accomplish more as you surrender what you have to Him. Your confidence is increased when you trust Him with your firstfruits, and you are released from scarcity and moved into His abundant sufficiency!