Do the Math
Like it or not, good at it or not, math is a crucial component throughout our lives.
Here is a snapshot to prove it . . .
1 + 1 = 2.
X + 3 – 8 + Y = 25.
Degree = 126 hours.
4.25% X 30 years.
Child X 21 years = $295,000.
Tax rate = 25% — (deductions)
Retirement = $2,250 + ($225,000 at 5% X 15)
Death = $8500
We spend our entire lives trying desperately to add and multiply, while the world is working subtraction and division against us—even at death. Now let’s take a look at math from a spiritual, eternal perspective.
And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. —Acts 2:47 NIV
“Yes,” said Jesus, “and you won’t regret it. No one who has sacrificed home, spouse, brothers and sisters, parents, children—whatever—will lose out. It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!” —Luke 18:29-30 MSG
Thus says the Lord: Stand in the court of the Lord’s house [Jeremiah] and speak to all [the people of] the cities of Judah who come to worship in the Lord’s house all the words that I command you to speak to them; subtract not a word. —Jeremiah 26:2 AMP
But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. —1 Corinthians 12:24 NIV
In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. —Galatians 3:28 MSG
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you. —Deuteronomy 4:2 NIV
When we look at spiritual math and simplify it, God is adding and multiplying, while the enemy is subtracting and dividing. That’s why it’s called a battle.
As a Christian man, subtraction and division aren't worth your time and energy. It won't get you gold and silver in Eternity. Identify where you’re involved with that math and drop out.
Calculate your life right now. Where are you adding? And I’m not talking about the bank account or the golf score. But to people. To the Kingdom. To Heaven.
Where are you multiplying the gifts that the Lord has given you? Where are you sowing into His Kingdom to see it multiplied by Him?
Subtract. Divide. Satan. Stop. End.
Add. Multiply. Jesus. You. Now.