God Has a Part and We Have a Part


Are you trying to escape financial bondage? He is always faithful but expects you to do your part as well.

In this passage from Proverbs 2: 1-5, listen to the words “if."  Those are statements of our part and then listen for the word “then." That is the statement of God’s part. 

“My son, if you accept my words
 and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom
 and applying your heart to understanding—indeed, if you call out for insight
 and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver
 and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord
 and find the knowledge of God."

Far too often we want God to do His part before we are willing to do our part.  We want the promises of the “then” but not the requirements of the “if."

This is especially true when it comes to our finances. We want God to pour out His blessings on us, we want God to take care of our bills, we want God to get us out of debt, we want God to get us a better job.  But God also expects us to do our part: To be faithful and disciplined. 

Listen to Proverbs 14:23 – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

If we work hard, we will profit. If we only talk about work, we will be in poverty.

Are you trying to escape financial bondage? Here is what I recommend: Search the scripture and find a promise of God related to your goal or need.  Then set about doing your part to achieve that goal and trust God to do His part. He is always faithful but expects us to do our part as well.


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