Friday, March 26, 2010

Take care of God’s house and he will take care of yours!

The story of Jacob reveals a clear picture of the promise of tithing. Jacob made a commitment to put God first in his finances. Putting God first in your finances means giving Him the first 10% of your income. Putting God first also means being committed to a local church that He calls you to. That is where you bring the tithe to worship God.
"And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee."-Genesis 28:20-22
When Jacob was cheated out of his wages ten times by his uncle Laban God stepped in and turned Jacob’s financial situation around. God saw everything that happened to Jacob and had a plan for his financial turnaround.
“for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.” --Genesis 31:12,13
Read the story in Genesis 30:31-43 and discover the strategy Laban employed to turn his financial situation around, it clearly was a divine strategy with a miraculous outcome! When you make a commitment to God like Jacob did you will have access to God’s wisdom for your finances. Ask God for His wisdom and he will give you His perspective, His ideas, His strategies for your finances so that you can be financially self sufficient!
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”--James 1:5,6