Wealth and Money
Deuteronomy 8:18 say, “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth…” It’s important to understand that wealth is not money.
Money was created by people to make the exchange of real wealth more convenient. It’s the things that God created that make up the real wealth of this planet; things like gold and silver, cattle and lands, timber, oil and gas, and more.
Money belongs to the world system and wealth belongs to the Lord. Don’t believe that? Then look at the parable in Matthew 22:17-22. The Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus with a question they felt could only be answered in one of two ways. They asked, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
If he said yes, the Jews would turn on Him and if he answered no, the Pharisees would turn Him in for treason. They thought they had Him. But Jesus had a third and inspired answer. He asked whose picture was on the coin. When they answered Caesar, He said this, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.”
God is a God of multiplication not interest. The world pays interest for the use of money and if you were to receive 30% interest on your money that would be considered amazing in today’s economy. God, however, said that He wanted to multiply your wealth 30, 60, and 100 times over.
How do you plan to get into God’s plan of multiplication?