“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.” 1 Timothy 6:10 (HCSB)
Money is not evil, it’s the love of it that is! We actually need money to live in this world. And we need money to minister and to do the things God has called us to do! We need money to reach and disciple the 1 billion souls who are about to come into the kingdom of God across the globe. Money is not evil! We often make good things evil by putting it above God. It’s called idolatry! Money is meant to be a tool, a servant to God’s purposes.
Paul told us that all things are permissible but not necessarily beneficial, and that we’re to be mastered by nothing (1 Corinthians 6:12). But sadly, too often we become controlled and mastered by money. How you feel and use money will reveal a lot about you and your faith! We usually give when we can ‘afford’ it, instead of sowing when we can’t. No wonder God instructs us to be generous. As we give extravagantly, we declare that we trust God for our provision.
So, has money become an idol for you? Are you tithing? Are you giving as He prompts you? Are you willing to give more than you can afford? Do you believe that God will bless your generosity when you sow abundantly?
Cry out for God to break the fear of financial poverty off your life. Surrender control of your pocket book to Him! Ask Him to transform you from any level of fearful stinginess to joyful generosity! Ask Him what you can sow into today!