“But remember the LORD your God! It is He who gives you the power to become rich, keeping the agreement He promised to your ancestors, as it is today.”- Deuteronomy 8:18
Money is a gift from God. He provides it to people; therefore, He wants people to be good stewards of it. It is not by our own power that we have money or wealth even though it is easy to think so. According to Deuteronomy 8:18, it is God that provides people with money and decides who becomes rich. If we think it is us, then we have the tendency to become selfish and turn from God and not want to help others (1 Timothy 6:10, Luke 16:13).
God wants us to be faithful stewards of money. Being good stewards of money includes being free from debt because a “borrower is a servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7). We can do more for the Kingdom of heaven when we have money to give to others in need, for a weekly tithe to the church, or to give to the poor.
God does not expect much back from us. He wants us to share what we have and do what we decide in our hearts. He does not want us to give grudgingly or feel forced to give, but to do it cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7). We can be the hands and feet of Jesus by being good stewards of the money God gives us and being willing to share it with whoever needs it. What we do in this life has eternal rewards and will bring God glory (1 Timothy 6:18-19).
Prayer of the day:
Dear heavenly Father,
You are the giver of all things including money. You provide us with money to help us buy food, have a home, and to give it to others who are in need. Help us to be faithful stewards of money You give us. Let us help others and not be selfish. You are the giver of all good things. But our sin gets in the way of our choices that can lead us away from You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!