This post is Day 16 in a series of studies about “Renewing the Mind”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Renewing the Mind – Day 16
The subject of this whole study is Renewing the Mind. Many of us need to be renewed in our attitude to finances, and realise that the Heavenly bank is not subject to the earthly stock exchange! What does it mean for you to honour the Lord with your wealth?
Honour the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Yesterday we looked a little at health issues, and today we read the continuation of that Bible passage which moves on to finance.
One of the hardest things for so many of us to learn is that we need to put the Lord first in our finances. If we want to prosper in the financial arena of our lives, we need to invest in the Lord’s bank. What we put in, will come back with interest every time.
What does it mean for you to “honour the Lord with your wealth”? I believe it is much more that putting something in the church collection each week. That is important, but it also means being conscious of what we spend our money on.
The Old Testament verse above is echoed in the New Testament:-
Luke 6:38 – Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
The subject of this whole study is “renewing the mind”. Many of us need to be renewed in our attitude to finances, and realise that the Heavenly bank is not subject to the earthly stock exchange!
Pray that the Lord will show you where you are not honouring Him with your money, (even if you don’t have a lot!) Be willing to listen.
Praise Him that He doesn’t need our money, but uses it to show us how much we trust Him. Praise Him that whatever we give to Him, He will give back with interest.