The Money Test…
James 4:4 You adulterers![a] Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.
I have heard people say (I’ve done it), that if God would give me an extra $50 I would surely give Him an offering into His kingdom, to some ministry project.
Then, supernaturally, God does that. Gives exactly that $50, and the test has begun.
$50 can take the family our to eat! Why, it can get you into a movie theater for the night to see the latest movie!
THIS IS A TEST!
If you have really made Jesus your personal Lord, keep Your word to Him, and give the offering you promised.
The question is: Who is your Lord? Jesus? or that $50 burning a hole in your pocket?
Like the US currency reads: ‘In God we trust’
Are you actually trusting God, or your money?
Money makes a wonderful servant, but a lousy Lord…People who serve it, do horrible things…
He will bless and multiply it in ways you cannot see right now.
If you fail it, and go through another round of financial hardship, please remember this word…He wants to bless you financially, but you must do it His way, by honoring the tithe, and keeping your word to Him.
This works on the national level all too well – https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/what-spirit-do-you-serve-with-your-money/
‘Father, give me the courage to trust you with my money. Help me to keep my word to you, and give financially what I said I would. You have given us richly all things to enjoy, and I trust You are well able to supply good food, good entertainment, and wonderful things for my family, as I obey you in my tithes and offerings. I ask this, knowing I am heard, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus.’