SATURDAY 3RD SEPT.,2016
TOPIC: IT ALL BELONGS TO GOD (3)
TEXT: HAGGAI 2:8 “The silver is mine, says the LORD of Hosts….”
How would you describe someone who built a house without giving any forethought to the foundation? Foolish! Likewise, God says, don’t put your trust in ‘uncertain riches’ (1 Timothy 6:17). Abraham was one of the richest men of his generation, and so was Job. The New Testament church had some rich people in it. The Bible says, ‘…all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them …brought the proceeds…and laid them at the apostles’ feet…’ (Acts 4:34-35 NKJV). God wants you to be blessed financially so you can bless His work. He is not in a hurry to give some of us more money because, He knows we don’t have the maturity to handle it. It would be our undoing. To those He does entrust with money, He says, ‘Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share’ (1 Timothy 6:18 NKJV). You don’t really own anything; you’re just a steward. ‘“The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,” declares the Lord.’ The truth is, you’ll never be financially secure until you’re willing to say, ‘Yes!’ to God in whatever He asks you to do, knowing that He will always take care of you. Always!
MEDITATION: Deut 8:1-10
STUDY THE BIBLE
JN 10:22-42; 2CHR 9; PS.74