Would You Rob God?


Our faith had better be founded in the person of Jesus Christ and not in material security.

“Do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

Many families literally rob God and their families because of this underlying fear. They start a savings or insurance plan, initially with an eye toward family provision, but then more and more contingencies must be provided for.

Finally, there are so many contingencies that no amount of protection is adequate, and fear pervades all decisions about money. Some are willing to give a tithe from regular income, but any invasion of their surplus is viewed with resentment and alarm.

The net results of this lifestyle are bitterness, conflict within the family, and growing separation from God.

My heartfelt concern for this spiritual illness is that it is increasing among dedicated believers and is being rationalized as good planning for the future. That is an absolute lie. Any action that is not done from faith is done from sin.

The mania we have in the United States about buffering ourselves from any possible future event is straight from the deceiver. When our “sand castle” of affluence comes tumbling down — and it shall — our faith had better be founded in the person of Jesus Christ and not in material security.

God’s Word says it better than I can: “Everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against the house; and it fell, and great was its fall” (Matthew 7:25-26).

Daily Scripture Reading: Leviticus 13-14

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