Deut. 8:10, 17-18
“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land He has given you…But remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers…”
In Deuteronomy 8, God warned his people not to forget that it was by His hand of blessing that they were able to enjoy their prosperity. It is an interesting paradox that people will cry out to God for help when they are having financial problems and then forget about Him when things are going well.
Your good stewardship, which includes giving funds to God and His work, is an expression that says, “Thank you, Lord, for all of your blessing and goodness to me.” We cannot afford to forget that God is the source.
Proverbs 3:9-10 tells us to honor the Lord with our substance and with the first fruits of all our increase:
“Honor 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.”
These verses say that if we do this, God will bless us. When the management of our lives and finances includes giving to God first, we honor Him and recognize that He is indeed the source of all. This keeps stewardship in the place where God intended for it to be, in and from the heart.
Thank you to all of you who faithfully give to support the ministry here at Quail and to those who will for the first time start this important life habit. I know that you will be blessed.
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