Weekly Memory Verse Week 24

A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:20NIV

Do you tithe? Do you give to the poor? Do you support different ministries? Gods word tell us to be faithful with what God has given us. Are you?

It took us a LONG time to figure this one out. We would drop a five dollar bill or ten dollar bill in the offering plate or even if it was a “good” week maybe a $20. But we were not faithful with what God had given us. We found week after week, month after month we just didn’t have it to give. Then one year we decided after a sermon on tithing, which no pastor really wants to preach I think, we we’re going to start tithing. We started out with $60 which was 10% of our earnings at the time. What a HUGE blessing it was. Not only did God provide for us for the income we were giving to the church, He began to teach us to trust Him more. It’s funny to us now because we look back and think of all the times we thought “WE” had our finances under control but now that we leave it in Gods hands he is more than able to meet our needs. And the wonderful part is HE DOES!

We are not rich. We live mostly paycheck to paycheck with a little in savings for an emergency. We shop wise, make cuts when we have to, and pay cash for everything. We have no credit cards but did once, and completely trust God with our finances. We have went through times of job loss. God made miraculous provision for us when my husband was out of work for 8 months and we still had money from nowhere coming in to pay the bills. God is our Jehovah Jireh! It is our duty, and nowadays our pleasure to honor him with 10% of our income. The word says a faithful person, are you? If you are not I encourage you to take a good look at all that scripture has to say about tithing and giving and search your own heart. Ask God what he wants. He will always be there to answer that question!



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