Our Financial Life

Money is important in the world we live—often inappropriately so. We need to learn what it means to worship and live for God in the realm of our finances because we as human-beings need to comprehend, that worshiping God includes a progressive and joyful surrender of our financial life to God if we are to be true worshipers.

The first place worship is mentioned in the bible, is when Abraham was going to offer his son on the alter.

And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”

Gen 22:5

The Lord wanted Abraham to open up his hand and give Him the best he had! Why? So The Lord could open up His hand and give Abraham the best He had. As taught in Gen 22:15-18…

Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

The Bible teaches more about the issue of money than it does about many other topics. Having a healthy understanding of how to handle money, is very important if we are to live life in the way God is revealed to us through Jesus Christ. He taught us to believe we are called to a life of ever-increasing generosity. You can’t achieve this goal be giving what you think is fair. You achieve it by sacrifice, just as Abraham did.