So long as you behave like a child, God cannot trust you with wealth. Children can be destroyed by riches. They can’t control their appetite for various lusts. Children hoard everything. They hold everything tight. They can’t even share with the parent who bought them fries. Children only know how to ask for more. Mature people have a sense of responsibility and they’re moved by the needs of others.
Galatians 4:1-2 – As long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until he matures up.
Can God trust you with His limitless riches to bless the needy and to fund evangelism? Kingdom principles are diametrically different from the world’s system. Heaven’s wealth is an entrustment, not an achievement. If God can’t trust you with what He has given you, He cannot trust you with what He has not given you (yet).
Luke 16:10 (NIV) – Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
David is recognized by Jews to-date as the G.O.A.T king of Israel. David understood it takes generous giving to receive generously from God. While foolish people look for a chance not to give, David insisted on giving generously.
1 Chronicles 21:24 (NIV) – But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
How much do you want to receive from God? The secret is not hidden in prayers, the secret is revealed in giving. God operates on principles that He cannot bend to suit your ignorance or arrogance.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV) – Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
The greatness of a man is determined by what he gives, not what he receives. Test this statement by analyzing any great man you know. You recognize the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr by what they gave when most of their contemporaries were seeking what to receive.
Author: DR. K. N. JACOB
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