Brethren, in all these blogs I've emphasized our relationship with God through Christ. Therefore, please consider this week's entry a spiritual reminder. Job loved God above all things and he proclaimed in Job 1.21, 22:
21 "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised."
22 In all this Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
To play the blame game and withold tithes and offerings doesn't hurt God. The person who withholds finances isn't demonstrating special financial
acumen or superior spirituality. All too often, witholding tithes or offerings reveals immaturity, self-righteousness and anger and does little for the cause of Christ. Sadly, too many of us have witnessed times when withholding tithes or offerings caused strife in the Body. Is this the holy message of the Gospel?
Brethren, please remember. No matter what condition you find yourself in, always give thanks and praise the Lord. We come in prayer before God with our questions, complaints, problems and appeals. But in all our weaknesses and sufferings, God's grace is available for us. Seek the Lord, worship and praise Him for his help and solutions. Praise and thank God for His will to be done in your finances. Put God first and tithe. Bring your tithes, grace offerings and gifts to your local church.
Until next time.
Love in Christ.