KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:27 “Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury”.
Our Lord Jesus the creator of all things understood the great importance of money. He therefore had a lot to say about the right attitude and how to make your money grow.
The Lord saw poverty which, also could mean lack of money as something that a man needs liberation from. Luke 4:18a “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;”
In our opening scripture the Lord Jesus taught that money must grow. It grows by investment. Jesus said, ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive'(Acts 20:35).Beside giving offerings and tithes, one must also look out for the best ways to invest his or her money, to see it grow. This calls for tactfulness. Remember He expresses the desire to see the poor come out of poverty.
The Lord teaches us that one must first put his or her pursuit of God first then, the others, like money follow suit. Matt 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.
Money is good but the desire and longing for it must be seen through the eyes of God.IT MUST NOT COMPETE FOR A PLACE IN OUR HEARTS WITH GOD. Matthew 6:24, ” No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon”. This scripture does not in any way say money is evil but simply says God must solely rule our hearts then we can rightly know how to pursue after money and use money. Anything besides God that takes first place in our life becomes an idol and that would be a snare unto us. (Duet 7:25)
When a man has placed money in its proper place in respect to God then can he grow his money to whatever level and it can never be a snare unto Him.
Heavenly Father, you are the sole Lord over my life. You have given me power to get wealth in order to fulfil the covenant you made with the fathers. I am making great strides in my finances to your glory.
Luke 16:9 “And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you”
Deuteronomy 8:18 “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers.”