Also, see post Principles of Giving as part of God’s plan for Your Financial Security
Have you ever wondered why you can’t seem to get on top of your finances? What you may not realize is that failing to put God first in your finances is the root of financial problems. God doesn’t ask you for the “leftovers.” He promises that if you give to Him first, He will see to it that your “barns will be filled to overflowing!” Here are rewards for giving:
In Luke 6:38, God promises, Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
If a farmer wants a large harvest, he plants as many seeds as he can. If you want to reap a great financial harvest in your life, plant as many seeds into God’s kingdom as you can. Remember 2 Corinthians 9:6, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
2. A 30, 60, or 100-Fold Return
Now, in This Life! In Luke 18:29-30 Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.” What financial institution on earth could make a promise like that? When you get on God’s financial plan, He will bless you now!
3. Treasure In Your Heavenly Bank Account!
You have a bank account in Heaven that is gaining interest every day. No depression or recession can touch it; no thief can steal it away; no corruption can destroy it. You can draw from this account by faith when you have a need. In Matthew 6:20 Jesus said, “Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do no break through nor steal.” In St. Paul’s letter to the
Philippians, he said, give, “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.” When you give to God, you never have to worry; His stock never crashes!
4. You Will “Eat” From the Best in the Land!
When you give God your best, He will give you His best. In Isaiah 1:19 God said, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.” Also in Psalms 84:11 He promises, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” God has promised to take care of you if you are obedient.
5. Blessings Beyond Human Understanding!
God wants to bless you beyond your wildest imagination. In Malachi 3:10 God said, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
Wow! What a promise that is! You won’t even have enough room to receive all that God will give you.
6. God Will Rebuke the Devourer for Your Sake!
When you are in God’s giving plan, your possessions won’t wear out so fast. For example, the tires you bought that were rated 40,000 miles may take your 80,000 miles. In Malachi 3:11-12 God promised, “I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.”
7. Your Needs Will Always be Met!
In Philippians 4:19 the Bible says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Even during times of trouble, famine, and despair, the faithful giver will have plenty. Psalms 37:18-19 says, “The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.”
God’s Word is very clear on God’s plan for financial prosperity. If you choose to listen and obey His plan, your financial future will be secure—He promised!
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.”
Scripture Meditations for Giving:
- Proverbs 3:9-10
- Matthew 6:24-34
- Malachi 3:8-11
- Deuteronomy 14:23